Saturday, 16 August 2014

Romsey Abbey, Hampshire

Our walk is finished so time to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Abbey.
God has been worshipped here for over 1100 years and for almost 900 in this great Norman church.

The original Abbey dates from 907, being re-founded in 974 as a Benedictine Abbey of nuns.
It survived the monastic dissolution thanks to the faith and foresight of four "Guardians" of the Abbey who petitioned Henry VIII and bought the church for £100. 
The Abbey is a place of prayer and pilgrimage and contains many historical and architectural riches from across its history.

It is said to be not just a building, but living stones which speak of the majesty of God and the love of his Son Jesus Christ for all humanity. 

It's not often that you see the tomb of a child

Part of the original foundations


Terri said...

Now if those living stones could talk...
Thanks for sharing your pictures, Barbara.

Patsy said...

I would love to be there and see it, what history. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Looking at your pictures of Romsey Abbey takes my breath away. Such beauty and a sense of peace. It must have given you quite a feeling to be walking around inside.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos Barbara.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

It is a beautiful building. The stillness inside those old cathedrals, abbeys, churches is amazing. You can sense the weight of all the prayers that have been said there for so many centuries. Seeing this ancient abbey makes me grieve even more for the Christians in Iraq who had many beautiful churches, some even older than this, many now torched or desecrated . . . it certainly makes one appreciate all that has been preserved in places like England and elsewhere, that are still treasured and loved by many.

CherryPie said...

I have enjoyed the pleasant virtual visit to Romsey.

Lorrie said...

How reassuring to think of generations of worshipers meeting there for over 1000 years.God is faithful to preserve his people.

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