Monday, 3 September 2012

Lincoln and Canterbury

As we thought yesterday about St Gregory (as Pope) sending St Augustine to England, and Augustine establishing himself at Canterbury from where every one of our Archbishops has been based since, we recreated the shields of the Bishops of Lincoln and the Archbishop of Canterbury from the bottom of the east window in St Nicolas' (the original stained glass can just about be made out in this picture at the bottom corners of the windows).  The Archbishop's shield has a direct link as it pictures a sort of woolen scarf worn over both shoulders but joined together at the front which is the 'pallium' the Pope still gives to people in Augustine's position today.

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