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Fairford Church

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in West Country, United Kingdom.

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How do we see churches? With light of course, and Fairford is the only one of nearly 15,000 church buildings where you can see the building through ancient light. Most of the glass here is of the 15th century, and with the exception of King’s College Chapel Cambridge nowhere has more medieval glass. It is a large, fashionable church of a wealthy community which made a fortune in the woollen cloth trade but which recognised the frailty of life – the windows act as reminders to a largely unschooled population as to the principles of the Christian Faith and the importance of being prepared for Death and the Resurrection. 10 miles east of Cirencester and 15 miles north of Swindon

Written by  Robin Millerchip.

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