Pilgrimage Part 3: St James Church

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This is St James the Apostle’s Church in Holywell, North Wales. [Holywell is named after the Holy Well of St Winefride.]  

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THE INTERIOR SACRED POOL AT ST WINEFRIDE’S WELL

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THE EXTERIOR BATHING POOL AT  THE WELL

The church is situated on a hillside overlooking St Winefride’s Well,  and adjacent to St Winefride’s Well Chapel.

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The tower is fourteenth century.  The rest of the church mostly dates from the eighteenth century.

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The interior of the church is pervaded by a sense of peace and tranquility. 

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 The church is said to have been founded by St Beuno in the 7th Century,and was dedicated to his neice, St Winefride, for many centuries. 

It was re-dedicated to St James the Apostle in the eighteenth century, after substantial restoration.

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Link to Pilgrimage Part 1:

https://isabellarosephotography.net/2016/08/12/a-pilgrimage-to-st-winefrides-holy-well-part-1/

Link to Pilgrimage Part 2:

https://isabellarosephotography.net/2016/08/31/pilgrimage-part-2-st-winefrides-holy-well-chapel/

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6 thoughts on “Pilgrimage Part 3: St James Church

  1. Pingback: A Pilgrimage to St Winefride’s Holy Well [Part 1] | Isabella Rose Photo Journal

  2. Pingback: Pilgrimage Part 2: St Winefride’s Holy Well Chapel | Isabella Rose Photo Journal

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