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Companionship

The prefix ‘com’ stems from the Latin to mean ‘with’, pan from the Latin ‘pane’ or ‘bread’. In the Latin-speaking world, your companions were the individuals that you broke bread with and with whom you shared a common table. Wellesley Tudor Pole chose the word ‘companion’ for those who were to work together to safeguard the Chalice Well property. Rarely has companionship…

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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…