I’d never come across a church like this before. It was inspiring and had a truly aesthetic ambience. Despite its small scale it celebrated the Arts and Crafts movement perfectly. The swirling colours within the stained glass were beautifully complex and interacted well with the rich mosaics shimmering in the evening light.

Even though it was built in the 19th century, it felt like something that we can still connect to today. That dark solemnity you get in some medieval churches was overpowered by a mystical sense of beauty and potent connection to nature captured in the flowing vines and ripeness of the fruits. I left feeling that my artistic appreciation had connected with a spiritual sense.

Marisa Laycock


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