Showing posts from October, 2013

From Utmost West

We joined the coastal footpath just a mile south of Land's End.

What a place to have a picnic!

How we missed the packaged experience and the retail opportunity!!

Eventually, passing amorous seals and flights of gannets fishing close in shore, we came to the  Church of St. Levan.

St.Levan, famously, preached to the fishes.  What, I wondered, might I say?
Surely I would quote from St. Paul, "In him we live move and have our being."  "God is the sea, then ?" I hear the fish reply reply, "Yes! Yes and no! More than the sea! More like the sea behind the sea!" But I said too much and thought too little!

By the side of the church is a legendary stone The saint, so it is said struck it with his staff and split it! Others say,  it was a famous pagan stone known as a place of  fertility and that the round-headed celtic cross erected beside it was to Christianize it! To me the juxtaposition of stone and cross look like a British version of a Yoni and Lignam


St. Just-in-Roseland

Fast forward from the year dot

when  legend says Joseph of Arimathea landed here with the boy Jesus - to the 5th century when St. Just established a  church and hermitage on the shores of the River Fal.

Ever since then, the Churches mission here has been to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ and to invite men and women, boys and girls to follow him!

A 13th century church replaced the original chapel and those who continue the saint's mission keep  an open door and welcome visitors from near and far. 

What burdens visitors carry, they may let go 

And they can find a new direction in their lives

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