OXFORD - The Parish Church of St Frideswide

I have  lived near Oxford for 10 years and
never been into this church until two weeks ago.
I go past it on the bus
but it is seems to be always
closed.
 
Until one day two weeks ago, I was helping my friend
at the Bed and Breakfast and had an hour free.
 
There was a BEE FESTIVAL , being held by
the Friends of the Earth , Oxford Branch.
We need to protect our BEES!!
 
We need the British Government to stop using
Bee Harming Pesticides. They are actually illegal
within the EU !!  We are in the EU , so they need to listen.
No BEEs means NO Food ,

 
From the outside it looks unfortunately rather dull , grey and closed.
But once inside I think it is amazing.
 
 
 
The church is dedicated to the patroness of Oxford, St Frideswide.  It was designed by the 19th-century Gothic Revival architect Samuel Sanders Teulon of Westminster, London, built by the local firm of Honour & Castle. The foundation stone was laid in 1870 and the church was consecrated on 10 April 1872 by John Mackarness, the Bishop of Oxford. It was originally intended for the church tower to have a spire.




(Info taken from the web)
 








 




 
I think I was in the right place at the right time .


Comments

  1. Think this one was closed when you and I went to Oxford. It has a great interior. Well done. Hope you are doing OK Diane xox

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  2. What a very pretty Church, Anne. Lovely photos, as always, and, yes, we must protect our bees!

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  3. Yes indeed we need to protect our bees! At the Milan Expo, the UK pavilion simulates a huge "hive" but the lines were so long to get in.

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  4. What a lovely and interesting church Anne, so glad you managed to get inside at last.
    The pictures are amazing, I loved the carved Angels and the Rook on the pulpit, it looks like l
    it's about to take flight.
    Best wishes Di,xx
    PS> hope all is good with you, I often think about you. D.x

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  5. Interesting how we can live close and not go in somewhere. The angels are just lovely.

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