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Thoughts on the Spring Equinox well dressing

I worked on the foliage base for the dressing last night, using Hypericum perforatum (St John’s Wort). I used this partly because the shrub it came from needed pruning and partly because St John’s Wort offers gentle support for anxiety and depression. When I came back early this morning, parts of it were starting to[…]Read more…

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Lord Grey | Chair of Chalice Well Trust 1968-1993

Charles Cornwall-Legh was Chair of the Trust from the time of Tudor Pole’s death in 1968 until he retired from the post in 1993. Here is an article from The Independent newspaper, 30th October 1989, telling how his claim to the title Baron Grey of Codnor was resolved after 493 years! (Subsequently republished in The[…]Read more…

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‘The Prayer of the Chalice’

I vividly remember when Frances Nuttall gave ‘The Prayer of the Chalice’ card to the Chalice Well Trust. I felt this was a momentous event for her (and us too). It was a kind of completion for her, a coming full circle, a process which took about twenty years from 1961 when she produced the[…]Read more…

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Healings as they used to be in 1751

(from The Chalice Well Messenger no.2 1967 – this account is a faithful copy of records in the British Museum made by a Companion of Chalice Well) Here is a recorded example of a cure effected at Glastonbury, when great excitement was caused by many sensational cures. MATTHEW CHANCELLOR, of the Parish of NORTH WOOTON,[…]Read more…

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Extracts from the Tor Excavations Booklet

There has been digging at Glastonbury for over half a century – in the Lake Villages, in the Abbey grounds, and more recently on the Tor, the highest point of the ‘island’ of Glastonbury. The current work has been initiated by the Chalice Well Trust. The Chalice Well, just below the Tor, was originally a[…]Read more…