Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Church of Our Lady and St Alphege, Bath

The wedding was held at the RC church of Our Lady and St Alphege, in Bath, due to the numbers attending ~300 guests, which would not have fitted into the Parish's own chapel ! This Church was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and is less than a hundred years old. Of Romanesque design, it is very beautiful.......the website has more photos. Information about St Alphege here.

I was delighted to see the Epiphany Chalk above the door: 20+ CMB+12

The internal pillars denote scenes form the Life of Our Lady on one side of the Church and the Life of St Alphege on the other

This was an hour before the wedding started and the Church was busy.

These arches are lovely.

Our Lady's Chapel

Looking from the Lady Chapel towards the Altar

The floor is not apparently mosaic, but linoleum :-)
And DD3 and I loved this lady's shoes ......

DD4 carrying the bride's train as they perform the Dance of Isaiah with the koumbaros and koumbara

The bride's father, my Godfather, leading them in the Dance. There were six vested clergy and many more in the congregation.

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Sarah in Indiana said...

Linoleum, huh? Who would guess?

And are those icons of saints on that Epitrichelion?

Anonymous said...

how lovely. Many years to the happy couple.

Mimi said...

Many Years to the newlyweds! What a beautiful setting and beautiful photos.
I also love those shoes ;)

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

That's my Godfather :-) And yes, there are saints on the Epitrachelion, if I recall correctly.....