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Legacies can transform our work. We can repair churches that have been closed for decades - bring them to life again, bring real benefits in the local community - a place to meet, a place to inspire, and a place for prayer - where there was none. Help us do more - download our legacy leaflet or contact our office to find out how you could help.
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Friends of Friendless Churches3 days ago
This curious carved head is one of several found in the arcade inside Castlemartin church. Described as having “a death-like appearance, with closed eyes and shrunken noses and lips.", they face north – traditionally the dark or ‘devil’s side’ of the church - and could therefore be figures of protection.

http://friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk/castlemartin/
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Friends of Friendless Churches4 days ago
Cut into a steep sandstone bank, with a stream running close to the west end, this is a curious setting for a church - designed to provoke damp! But Castlemartin's place in the landscape reflects its very ancient origins -the site is encircled by earth-banked encampments, an ancient burial mound and an Anglo-Saxon chapel, while several early pilgrim paths lead to and from the church. St Michael & All Angels Pembrokeshire is our 50th and latest vesting. #damp #churches

http://friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk/our-50th-church-castlemartin-pembrokeshire/
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Friends of Friendless Churches4 days ago
"To those that created it, beneath its seasoned surface was a living, breathing, virtual and virtuous organism - sap replaced by belief, pulsating - like a fine tuned engine: purring." Have you ever heard a rood screen described like that before? Architectural photographer Andy Marshall explores Llananno St Anno in Powys - a church about to be vested in our care...
https://stories.andymarshall.co/the-medieval-ferrari
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Friends of Friendless Churches1 week ago
"People talk about thin places – a Celtic term but an ancient idea of places where the distance between heaven and earth collapses and connection to the divine or to the past becomes profoundly close." Rachel Morley's second blog explores Llanfaglan church in North Wales. #charitytuesday

http://friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk/the-thin-place/
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Friends of Friendless Churches1 week ago
But the star of the show at St John's is surely the glass... Louis Davis, described by Pevsner as the last of the Pre-Raphaelites, designed four panels on the theme of water (remember the elaborate drainage yesterday!) as the east window at Matlock Bath chapel - his second commission after leaving the studio of premier Arts & Crafts glass artist Christopher Whall. He would have met the architect Guy Dawber through the Art Workers Guild, and the distinctiveness of the colour comes from the then fashionable use of thick 'sl;ab' glass.

More on Louis Davis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Davis
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So delighted to see our church at Brownshill, Glos. included in this list.
Created by Bertha Kessler and Katherine Hudson in the 1930s and the resting place of suffragette, Isabel Marion Seymour - a site of many #extraordinarywomen.
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Be sure not to miss Heritage Open Days exhibitions this September as churches across England showcase their stories of 'Extraordinary Women' through history.

#ExploreChurches #women #heritage #churches #inspirational

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Legacies can transform our work.  We can repair churches closed for decades - bring them to life again, bring real benefits in the local community - a place to meet, a place to inspire, and a place for prayer - where there was none. #charitytuesday https://t.co/TFoYcPYiTr https://t.co/bPG6fzlphh friendschurches photo
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Don't miss the first ever @SPAB1877 Old House Show at the Old Royal Naval College, 7-8 Sep - showcasing the best in conservation with advice, exhibits, talks & demos and our very own @MorleyRA on the Friday panel discussion 💚
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Curious carved heads with closed eyes, shrunken lips and a "death-like appearance" survive in the arcade at Castlemartin.  Facing north - traditionally the dark or ‘devil’s side’ of the church - they could be figures of protection... #scary #stone #carving https://t.co/kUL2K0RcEi https://t.co/btJ81e0gZy friendschurches photo
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Cut into a steep sandstone bank, with a stream close by, this seems a curious setting for a church - designed to provoke damp!  But Castlemartin is set by an ancient burial mound and Anglo-Saxon chapel, with pilgrim paths leading to and from the church...
https://t.co/YWdEqF0PDS https://t.co/2VPjjDkMft
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"To those that created it, beneath its seasoned surface was a living, breathing, virtual and virtuous organism - sap replaced by belief, pulsating - like a fine tuned engine: purring." Have you ever heard a rood screen described like that before? The fabulous Andy Marshall... https://t.co/G5Ava9KkkT
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The scintillating #medieval rood screen at St. Anno’s, Wales - a finely honed mechanism, an engine for souls https://t.co/eUVL2Edm1L #architecture #heritagetreasures #wales https://t.co/TAY0ocLbCb