Churches and religious

Explore #38: St Peter’s Church, North Burlingham, Norfolk – March 2014

I very much enjoyed this little 20-minute explore on a sunny sunday morning with Urban X. A brief history, abridged from here and here: St Peter’s church dates back to Norman times, with the majority of its current features thought to have been built around the 14th/15th centuries. Kelly’s Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 1883 records: “The church of St. Peter is a building of flint with stone dressings, and consists of chancel and nave, separated by an oak…

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Explore #25: Father Hudson’s Society (St Gerards Hospital), Coleshill, Birmingham – December 2013

This was a quick explore with Dora P, squeezed in between visits to friends and family after Christmas. It was a revisit to the Father Hudson’s complex of buildings in Coleshill following our previous visit to St Mary’s nursing home in September 2013. A brief history: The Birmingham Diocesan Rescue Society for the Protection of Homeless and Friendless Catholic Children was established in 1902 with Father Hudson as its first Secretary and Administrator. Father Hudson remained in Coleshill from 1898…

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Explore #7: Father Hudson’s Society (St Mary’s nursing home), Birmingham – September 2013

On the way to a family get-together for my Uncle and Aunt’s wedding anniversary celebrations in Birmingham, Dora P and I decided to use the opportunity to do a quick explore of this former nursing home on the outskirts of Brum. The Father Hudson’s Society was established by catholic priest George Vincent Hudson in 1902, and a history of the Society can be read here. Sadly, St. Mary’s was subject to an arson attack earlier this year, and the place…

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