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Afternoon in Godalming

December 9, 2014

A frosty morning.

I met up with Jewelia and Andy.

Jewelia playing Schiedmayer piano in Godalming Parish Church

Jewelia playing Schiedmayer piano in Godalming Parish Church

We headed to Godalming Parish Church, where there is a beautiful Schiedmayer piano.

The piano had been moved from its usual location for a concert tomorrow. This proved to be ideal, as Jewelia was able to play the piano and at the same time check out the church acoustics.

Both were excellent.

A walk along the River Wey.

leak and potato soup

leak and potato soup

Lunch at Café Mila.

We left Café Mila, by which time the temperature had dropped.

A look in the Parish Church, then Godalming Station.

Godalming Parish Church

April 8, 2013
Godalming Parish Church

Godalming Parish Church

prayer cards writ for Paulo and Annie

prayer cards writ for Paulo and Annie

candles lit for Paulo and Annie

candles lit for Paulo and Annie

a beautiful old illustrated Bible

a beautiful old illustrated Bible

Godalming Parish Church has an Anglo-Saxon font.

It has a memorial to Jack Phillips, but this I could not find.

Jack Phillips was the wireless operator on board the Titanic. He remained at his post and went down with the ship. His body has never been found.

Candles lit, prayer cards writ for Paulo Coelho and Annie.

I came across what I had never seen before, a beautiful old illustrated Bible. Sadly I did not take note of the passage to which it was open.

Books in Godalming Parish Church

September 13, 2011

It is always good to be able to put something back.

Ten days ago I was in the Parish Church of Godalming. I lit a candle for my friend Sian who sadly is slowly going mad and one for Paulo Coelho as thanks for writing Aleph. I also filled out prayer cards.

I was chatting to a lady in the church. We had both read The Shack, and I suggested she followed it with Love Wins, then Aleph by Paulo Coelho, which had just been published the previous day.

Paulo Coelho, yes, he is the well known writer, he wrote The Alchemist.

I suggested they did as many churches now do, a little corner where people leave books for others to borrow and suggested these three books would be a good start.

She thought an excellent idea, only problem was too many good ideas and not enough people and time to carry them through.

Thinking on what she had said, I thought of a variant. Leave books around the church for others to find, to stumble upon.

To kick this idea off, this afternoon I left two books: The Shack and The Alchemist. Both books I have registered as BookCrossing books.

As my previous visit, candles were lit (though I had to borrow a light from the scafolders outside) and prayer cards filled out.

I could hear the tinkling of bells. At first I thought a clock. Then strange, I had not noticed music before. It turned out it was hand bells being rung.

Godalming Parish Church or to give it its full title St Peter and St Paul is a rare example of a church that is open during the day. Inside can be found the remnants of what is belived to be the oldest Saxon font in England.

Godalming is a small market town on the banks of the River Wey south of Guildford.

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