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An Overview of Devotion to Our Lady of Glastonbury by Dr Timothy Hopkinson-Ball

Glastonbury is the oldest shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary in England, pre-dating the better-known Marian shrine of Walsingham by many 100s of years. Since the destruction of Glastonbury Abbey at the Reformation, the shrine’s Marian origins have been … Continue reading

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The Christian History of Wells by Dr Tim Hopkinson-Ball

The Christian origins of the town of Wells may go back to Roman times.  The excavation of an early mortuary indicates the presence of Christian worship dating from the early Saxon period.  Evidence of Christian burials date from the 8th … Continue reading

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