Category Archives: History

Hidden treasure back in position

Some Victorian wall tiles were dumped in Billingsley churchyard many years ago; we had to dig some of them out whilst clearing a flower bed. They may have once been on the wall behind the altar. Biblical references to tiles are few and far between, but there is an intriguing verse in the Book of Exodus, where Moses, Aaron and others are summonsed to the top of Mount Sinai for an encounter with God. There, the floor of Heaven appeared as though it was tiled with sapphire. Our tiles are some way from sapphire, but after mounting some on a board and placing them back behind the altar, perhaps they may remind some of the splendour and majesty of God and how we, broken and divided, are restored and brought back together when we share bread and wine at the altar.


The Way we Were!

The way we were… Many thanks for the old sign that used to be in the churchyard. It takes us back at least 50 years, to when the Rev Dore was in charge and before he moved to the rectory at Sidbury. The sign is now inside the church for all to see.