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Waithe, Lincolnshire, originally uploaded by Vitrearum (Allan Barton).to the 70s Lenten array I posted earlier. Henry Thorold described the chancel at Waithe in Lincolnshire with its tad excessive Minton tiling as all 'shining and polychromatic like a Turkish Bath'. In 1861 George Haigh of Grainsby commisioned Louth architect James Fowler to rebuild the derelict medieval... Continue Reading →

Grantham Lent array

At the glorious fourteenth century church of St Wulfram in Grantham, Lincolnshire is this dramatic example of Lenten array photographed here by SarumSleuth.  The array entirely coveres George Gilbert Scott's magnificent towering reredos. Photo by AllikevelThe array also extends to the side altars and includes this lovely frontal on the lady chapel by the Warham Guild, which... Continue Reading →

Lenten array 2011

The ancient western custom of covering altars and images with Lenten array and Lenten veils has been covered on this blog a number of times.  If you want to know more about the custom and its purpose look at the article here and further examples of it see here, here and here.  It was a custom that seemed to be in decline, but... Continue Reading →

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