A Visit To Saint Michael And All Angels Church, Somerton, Somerset. England.

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A Visit To Saint Michael And All Angels Church, Somerton, Somerset. England.

On holiday at Thorny Lakes, near Mulcheney in Somerset, I was fortunate to be able to visit Saint Michael and All Angels Church in the market town of Somerton.

Somerton was once the capital of Wessex before Winchester and has a very rich history of early times in England. The emblem for Wessex is a Wyvern. (Dragon)

The monks of Mulcheney Abbey carved the nave ceiling of the church with Wyverns (dragons) in each archway of the ceiling leading to the altar There are many interesting bosses with carvings of Angels, The Greenman, Dragons, acorns, local crops and trades, and heraldry.

I sat in the 12th-century pews whilst looking for certain icons on the ceiling. It was very peaceful. Here are my photos from my visit.

Here is the Somerton link. It’s a lovely town to visit.

http://www.somerton.co.uk/virtual-tour/st-michaels-and-all-angels-church/

12 thoughts on “A Visit To Saint Michael And All Angels Church, Somerton, Somerset. England.

  1. My goodness what a majestic treasure , certainly worth spending a lot of time discovering ! What was the energy like in there Lins? Thank you for sharingđź’Ą

    • Thank you Glennis, it was very peaceful and fascinating as everything was so old. I was the only one there for a while and then two lady tourists came in they were looking for the carved acorns and something else on the beams. They lived 40 miles away and were on holiday. One had lived where I lived 80 odd miles in the other direction. They were friendly and jolly. They showed me a book they had called 1000 best churches to visit in England/UK. They brought it in a charity shop really cheap. Love Lins xxx

  2. I just loved this adventure! You have such a beautiful gift with your writing of bringing your readers along with you. I felt I was actually with you every step of the way! I am so looking forward to future travels!

    xxxLee

  3. Precious Lins.. Your lovely photos & descriptions nourish my soul! Drinking in the history & beauty which I rarely experience! Thank you dear angel!!

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