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St. Laurence, Bradford on Avon

July 14, 2015

St. Laurence, Bradford on Avon

St. Laurence’ is also known as ‘The Saxon Church’. It has a fascinating history which is explained in a well produced leaflet which is for sale inside at the modest cost of 50p.

This is a remarkable place and a definite ‘must see’ for any church enthusiast. It has also recently become a ‘Small Pilgrim Place’ (see It is ancient and mysterious with a stark simplicity. There is not much inside but that is part of it’s charm. There is a small history display some postcards, a note about Small Pilgrim Places and the guide. This is a place to sit quietly and reflect on the ancient roots of the Christian faith. The display above the altar is a ring of Doulting stone by John Maine RA which was carved in 2012. Below it is a piece of fossil tree and fragment of a Saxon cross. It provides a good focus.

There are two websites for information – and

Over the road is Holy Trinity church, and this is opn from April to September from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. I missed this.

Holy Trinity, Bradford on Avon


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