An Old Bible in a 1000-year-old Church.

Last week I posted about visiting Stydd Chapel near the village of Ribchester in Lancashire. (see below for link) This tiny chapel dates back almost 1000 years, to the days of the Knights Hospitallers. The bible on the lectern isn’t as old, but worth a closer look: Viewed from the Read more…

An Old Door and its Even Older Predecessor.

While many people have heard of the Knights Templar, most may not know of another similiar order – the Knights Hospitallers. This fighting religious order was also associated with running hospitals for pilgrims in the ‘Holy Land’ during the middle ages. In Lancashire, they came to own the small church at Stydd, together with its medieval Read more…

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