Monday, October 17, 2011

Bury St Edmunds

Yesterday I paid a fleeting visit to Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England. The most notable feature was the Cathedral, adjacent to the Abbey Gardens. Time being limited, I could only spend half-an-hour in the gardens which were bathed in autumn sunshine. Magnificent trees and beautiful flowers brought a sense of tranquillity, despite there being many people within the gardens. Some were sat in groups on the grass, while others strolled along paths or wandered among the ancient abbey ruins.

I was there long enough to gain a flavour of what was on offer to visitors, and wished I had more time to take it all in. Even at this time of year, the Rose Garden has many fine scented blooms. The history of the Gardens makes for fascinating reading, with mention of King Sigebert of East Angles, who established a Christian community on the site in the 7th century. Catholic King Edmund, from whom the town takes its name, was martyred near Norwich by Saxons in the 9th century. If you would like to learn more about the history of the gardens, please visit the link* below.

Text for the Day

Matthew 28:18, 19 ‘And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”’


*History of the Abbey Gardens

Bury St Edmunds Gardens

Trees in the Abbey Gardens

Bury St Edmunds Cathedral and Abbey Gardens


Roger said...

Hi Bill,
Just making contact as Ladybird's new owner. Thanks for the blog - lots of useful information.
Kind regards,
Rev Roger Stark

William Serjeant said...

Thank you Roger.

You have a super little boat. Had I been able to afford keeping her, most probably she would still be mine.

As it is, I'm pleased things have worked out as they have.

Best wishes,

Bill. Romans 8:28

Roger said...

Thanks Bill. As keen beanies we have sailed Ladybird most weeks and had some super days. We have struggled against wind and tide a few times! Ended up going backwards on numerous occasions. Ladybird is coming out next week for the winter so will wrap her up as per your blog. Do you fancy a sail next year? It would be good to meet you and I could do with a lesson from an experienced sailor!! You would be very welcome aboard.

William Serjeant said...

Thanks again Roger. I'll take you up on the offer.