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St. Nicholas, Abbotsbury

August 28, 2014

St. Nicholas, Abbotsbury

DSCF9360A very well visited church in a delightful village which itself gets many visitors to the various attractions here. There is a very clear welcome on the notice board proudly saying that the church is open for prayer and reflection. Inside, I found some ‘Word for Today’ to take away and a selection of the Gospel Imprint leaflets (http://www.gospelimprint.com/). There were welcome leaflets in 6 languages as well as some ‘bats’ to use. The brief history leaflet does what it says. There is another Living Churchyard display here – as many Dorset churches seem to have.

DSCF9361The children’s area is signposted and some visitors were using it when I was there. There are some pictures of how the Abbey may have looked in it’s pre Reformation hey day. There were some 89 visitors in the book for July.

DSCF9362There are some folders of pictures of church events which is always good to see and also on the lovely kneelers here. A lot of effort goes into making these so it is good to produce something that explains the designs and who did them.

The Seeking Gold Pilgrimage trail was displayed and this seems to have been a relic of the 2012 Olympics – the sailing was held at Weymouth and attracted many visitors. You can see a leaflet about this at http://www.salisbury.anglican.org/resources-library/mission/our-ongoing-mission/seeking-gold/Seeking%20Gold%20Brochure.pdf . This was Olympic specific so may have outlived it’s usefulness? A Bible was left open as well.

DSCF9364The village website has quite a bit on the church, including visitor information. See http://www.abbotsbury.co.uk/stnicholaschurch/index.htm

I rate St. Nicholas as very good.

This is an interesting church

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