Saturday, 4 August 2012

Saint Julian - Norwich

The Church of Saint Julian in Norwich is a real jewel of the Anglican denomination. An Anglo-Catholic shrine to a 14th Century mystic in the heart of Norwich. Even so, the Anglicans strive to diminish what they have and to take away the gloss of the ancient and antique. When I visited the Anglicans had managed to clear away the few monuments left in this small oasis and had put in place a rather sad lawn area in the cemetery that is hidden to the rear of the small building. The lawn is a nod in the direction of the quiet City space and in some ways we should be grateful that they have this in the middle of a new and rather expensive housing development. I'm not sure that the locals take up the offer of a service at Saint Julian's although I'm sure that the local indigents do take up the offer of privacy from the prying eyes of Norwich. Saint Julian as a hospitaler saint would doubtless approve.

The beauty of Traditional Anglican worship - King Street, Norwich
© Godric Godricson

The one (rather sad) monument on the edge of the convent
Saint Julian -  King Street, Norwich
© Godric Godricson

The convent intrudes into the graveyard
Saint Julian -  King Street, Norwich
© Godric Godricson

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