On the feast of St Gregory the Great…to Winchester…

Posted September 5, 2017 8:57 pm by Joanna Bogle

…for a gathering of Knights and Dames of St Gregory and of the Holy Sepulchre.We processed – robes, swords,cloaks etc – into St Peter’s Church for Mass. A fine large church with a glorious stained glass window dominating the sanctuary…Afterwards, an excellent Lunch, and  a talk by Dr Michael Straiton telling of the origins of “Peter’s Pence” – did you know that it originated with silver pennies collected by Offa of Mercia from among his prosperous farmers and tradesfolk?Odd to be in Winchester…city of King Arthur, of St Swithun, of Jane Austen… pondering  St Gregory and his sending St Augustine

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