A Rural Church and a Cathedral

We always seek out interesting churches - everything from tiny village churches to huge cathedrals. On our journey from Stratford-upon-Avon we had an example of both.

In the grounds of Billesley Manor is All Saints' Church. The present building is from 1692, although there was a church on this site from the 11th century.

Tradition has it that Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in the church

A tympanum, about 1140, showing a soldier in a kilt beset by a snake and a dragon

Part of a stone cross, about 1150, showing Christ holding the hand of another person

The west gallery and box pews

We left the church and made our way to Worcester to see its medieval cathedral. Throughout this vast building there are detailed carvings - wood, stone, marble - everywhere.

The pulpit is red marble

Pulpit detail

The high altar

Decorated ceiling

West window

The font