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Church of the Holy Trinity, Blythburgh


Church Lane
Blythburgh
Suffolk
IP19 9LL
United Kingdom
OS Grid: TM4507675315 streetmap
LAT/LONG: 52.3212,1.5948

At the east end, a curious series of initials in Lombardic script stretch across the outer chancel wall. You can see an image of this in the left hand column. It reads A-N-JS-B-S-T-M-S-A-H-K-R. This probably stands for Ad Nomina JesuS, Beati Sanctae Trinitas, Maria Sanctorem Anne Honorem Katherine Reconstructus ('In the name of the blessed Jesus, the Holy Trinity, and in honour of holy Mary, Anne and Katherine, this was rebuilt').
High above, an old man sits on the gable end. Incredibly, this is a medieval image of God the Father, and extraordinary survival.
Lots of Suffolk churches have angels in their roofs. None are like Blythburgh's. You step inside, and there they are, exactly as you've seen them in books and in photographs. They are awesome, breathtaking. There are twelve of them.
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