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21 posts about religion on this blog

  1. Destroying an abbey, creating an icon

    Tuesday 3 September 2013, 11:02

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    On 3 September 1536 the great abbey at Tintern on the Welsh bank of the River Wye was dissolved by the commissioners of Henry VIII.

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  2. The Pope comes to Wales

    Tuesday 11 June 2013, 16:14

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    On the morning of 2 June 1982 history was made when Pope John Paul II became the first reigning pontiff ever to come to Wales.

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  3. My Christmas: the vicar

    Sunday 16 December 2012, 11:15

    Polly March Polly March

    This Christmas will be unlike any other the Reverend Steve Bunting has known before. It will be his first in the pulpit of his own parish church, preaching to a congregation.

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  4. Saint Richard Gwyn, Welsh Catholic martyr

    Tuesday 13 November 2012, 14:53

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Phil Carradice writes about Welsh Saint, Catholic martyr Richard Gwyn who was executed in 1584.

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  5. Entry to Vicar Academy

    Monday 15 October 2012, 11:35

    Steve Bunting Steve Bunting

    I initially wrestled with the idea of letting the cameras follow my final year in training to become a priest.

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  6. Hare-raising tales for Easter

    Friday 31 August 2012, 12:14

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Why do we associate Easter with rabbits and eggs?




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  7. The Quaker movement in Wales

    Friday 24 August 2012, 11:01

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Phil Carradice discusses the Quaker movement in Wales.

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  8. St Cadoc's Church gets grant to preserve medieval artefacts

    Thursday 15 December 2011, 09:45

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    St Cadoc's Church in Llancarfan has been awarded a £541,900 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

    The grant will safeguard its important medieval interior and enable the training volunteers to share its heritage with visitors.

    Saint Cadoc founded a monastery on site...

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  9. Chapel appeal: Royal Commission needs for your help survey of Welsh chapels

    Friday 9 December 2011, 15:55

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Nonconformist chapels in Wales form a key part of the Welsh landscape, whether rural or urban. During the last two centuries, over 6,500 chapels were built in Wales, and chapels have a strong cultural and social importance to the heritage of Wales.

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  10. Historic buildings to get £400,000 restoration funding boost

    Friday 14 October 2011, 12:08

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Huw Lewis, Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, has announced that some of Wales' most important historic buildings are set to benefit from Welsh Government grants ranging from £11,200 to £75,000.

    The grants awarded to historic buildings across Wales will pay for essential repairs and...

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  11. Mary Jones and her Bible

    Tuesday 2 August 2011, 14:16

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The story of Mary Jones and her Bible used to be part of the staple diet of all Welsh children. It is doubtful, these days, if many of the younger generation have ever heard of her - or her amazing journey. Yet it remains a tale well worth telling.

    In the year 1800 Mary Jones, the 15-year-old daughter...

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  12. Evan Roberts and the 1904 revival

    Tuesday 3 May 2011, 13:23

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    In these days of easy commercialism and clear scepticism in all matters theological, it is hard to conjure a picture of Wales in 1904 and 1905 when, for many months, the whole country was gripped by a religious revival that swept like a tidal wave across the land. The man at the head of that revival...

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  13. Giraldus Cambrensis and his journey through Wales

    Wednesday 13 April 2011, 15:30

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    .Most of us could probably be excused for failing to note 14 April 1188 as an important date. It's hardly one that springs to mind when you consider great moments in the calendar of Welsh history. But this was the day when Giraldus Cambrensis finally finished his mammoth 600 mile trek around Wales, a...

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  14. Rawlins White goes to the stake

    Tuesday 29 March 2011, 10:06

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The reign of Henry VIII was significant for many reasons, not least the break from Rome. This abandoning of Catholicism and the creation of the Anglican Church - fuelled by nothing more than Henry's need to sire a son - ushered in a period of religious and social discord that, ultimately, lasted for...

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  15. Sarah Jacobs: the fasting girl

    Monday 14 March 2011, 09:12

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    At the end of the 19th century she was known as the Welsh Fasting Girl and regarded as a miracle: the little 12-year-old who had not eaten for over two years.

    In an age where spirituality clashed with the new teachings of science, she was an undoubted phenomenon, but whether or not her "miracle" was...

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  16. 700-year-old treasure returns to Bangor Cathedral

    Monday 7 February 2011, 10:38

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A 14th century Bishops' manuscript containing music notation and Latin text for religious services was put on show yesterday at Bangor Cathedral.

    The Pontifical - a book of forms for ceremonies performed by a bishop - has returned to Bangor from the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, where it...

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  17. Rare medieval paintings uncovered at St Cadoc's Church, Cowbridge

    Monday 29 November 2010, 16:51

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Rare medieval paintings that have been uncovered at the church of St Cadoc at Llancarfan, near the market town of Cowbridge in south east Wales.

    According to a Wales Online article, the restoration of the 800-year-old church, funded by Cadw, Heritage Lottery Fund and private funding, has revealed a...

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  18. Pope John Paul II's visit to Wales in 1982

    Wednesday 15 September 2010, 16:57

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    On 2 June 1982, crowds gathered in Cardiff to see Pope John Paul II become the first reigning Pope to visit Wales.

    The pontiff's message in Welsh of "Bendith Duw arnoch" - "the blessing of God be on you" - was received with enthusiastic applause from the crowds gathered in Pontcanna Fields.

    This news...

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  19. Death of Bishop Morgan, translator of the Bible into Welsh

    Thursday 9 September 2010, 16:41

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    On 10 September 1604, Bishop William Morgan died in relative poverty at his home parish of St Asaph. He is, these days, largely unremembered by most people in Wales but he holds a significance in Welsh history that is second to none. This was the man who translated the Bible into Welsh and by so doing...

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  20. Appeal to restore St David's medieval shrine

    Tuesday 7 September 2010, 15:20

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    An appeal to raise £150,000 to restore a 12th century shrine at St Davids Cathedral is to be launched this weekend.

    The shrine to St David was once considered so important that Pope Calixtus II, who reigned from 1119 to 1124, decreed that two pilgrimages to the Welsh shrine were the equivalent...

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