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Words spoken by the Vicar of St John’s Church at the funeral of Alice Buckton

In Memoriam Miss Alys Mary Buckton, aged 78 Died December 13 1944 (from St. John’s Magazine) There passed away early in the morning of Sunday, Dec.13th, a great soul, a great mind, and a great heart, Alys Mary Buckton. She was a genius, a most remarkable personality. Her mind was as wide as her heart.[…]Read more…

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This poem is from the Alice Buckton collection ‘Daybreak’ published in 1918

This poem is from the Alice Buckton collection ‘Daybreak’ published in 1918. On The Heights (To a fellow-climber who asked me of my destination)   Enough, that there is That beyond my soul Which draws me forth! A veiled and brooding Dream, That, as a gathering vapour, long may roll About the valley, ere the[…]Read more…

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Alice Buckton and John ‘Jack’ Cheape – Chalice Well 1914/1916

In her first few years at Chalice Well Alice Buckton was establishing her training school aimed at providing hospitality and education for women and pilgrims. Operating from the large building recently vacated by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart she renamed the building ‘Chalice Well Training College for Women and Pilgrims Hostel’. It allowed for[…]Read more…

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Extract from 1907 ‘A Masque’ written by Alice Buckton called ‘The Garden of Many Waters’

The words are spoken by The Spirit of the Hour who is dressed in white and silver tunic, sandals, with small wings sprouting on his shoulders, bearing a gold wand. Spirit (coming forward): Far have I travelled in the heavenly space On idle, happy wings; and set my foot On many a planet of those[…]Read more…