Our Walsingham Trip
When we arrived in Walsingham we became amazed by this lovely building which was the Orthodox Church. It was extrememly small inside and Mr Tickle liked the fact that it used to be a railway station! The shrine was heavily decorated, with an icon of Jesus dominating in the middle. Unfortunately we were unable to see the altar as only the priest was allowed behind the screen where it was kept. We then went to the Methodist Church which wasnt the most striking structures you would see but it had its beauty in its controlled simplicity. Inside it wasn’t as bright as the Orthodox shrine however, we did enjoy standing on at the top of the High pulpit and it was literally a high pulpit! We then travelled to the Roman Catholic Church and lit a candle for a teacher who has adopted a baby. Everyone agreed that this was the best church by miles – it was very modern for a church as it was only built in 2006. It contained all the Stations of the Cross and beautiful stained glass windows. Then we visited the ruins of the Augustinian priory which was closed at the Dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. We had lunch at the Anglican Shrine and had a sprinkling from holy water from a well. It is said to have healing properties, we had a very good day which was finished off with a trip to the shop!
Ben Lawson, Tom Goodwin and Akshat Chandel, Year 8.