Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, in Gloucester, England. It originated in 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter (dissolved by King Henry VIII). It is 420 feet (130 m) long, and 144 feet (44 m) wide.

Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, in Gloucester, England. It originated in 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter (dissolved by King Henry VIII). It is 420 feet (130 m) long, and 144 feet (44 m) wide.

A walk around the Isle of Iona, Scotland  The windswept island, burial place of Scottish kings for centuries, is a mile from Mull, and stretches a tiny one mile by 3.5 miles across. Its religious roots lie in the pre-Christian era, when the island is thought to have been sacred to the Iron Age inhabitants of the Hebrides.

A walk around the Isle of Iona, Scotland The windswept island, burial place of Scottish kings for centuries, is a mile from Mull, and stretches a tiny one mile by 3.5 miles across. Its religious roots lie in the pre-Christian era, when the island is thought to have been sacred to the Iron Age inhabitants of the Hebrides.

Whitby Abbey, a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. Established 657AD

Whitby Abbey, a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. Established 657AD

Rievaulx Abbey, founded in 1132, is a former Cistercian abbey, located in North Yorkshire. It was one of the wealthiest abbeys in England and was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538.

Rievaulx Abbey, founded in 1132, is a former Cistercian abbey, located in North Yorkshire. It was one of the wealthiest abbeys in England and was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538.

Westminster abbey ~ Opened in 1090, Gothic Architecture, located just west of the Palace of Westminster, London, England

Westminster abbey ~ Opened in 1090, Gothic Architecture, located just west of the Palace of Westminster, London, England

Netley Abbey Ruins, Southampton, England  ♥ ♥ www.paintingyouwithwords.com

Netley Abbey Ruins, Southampton, England ♥ ♥ www.paintingyouwithwords.com

Glastonbury Abbey ruins, Glastonbury, Somerset, England. From at least the 12th century the Glastonbury area was frequently associated with the legend of King Arthur, a connection promoted by medieval monks who asserted that Glastonbury was Avalon. Christian legends have also claimed that the abbey was founded by Joseph of Arimathea in the 1st century.

Glastonbury Abbey ruins, Glastonbury, Somerset, England. From at least the 12th century the Glastonbury area was frequently associated with the legend of King Arthur, a connection promoted by medieval monks who asserted that Glastonbury was Avalon. Christian legends have also claimed that the abbey was founded by Joseph of Arimathea in the 1st century.

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