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The Origins of The Silent Minute

Family gathered around a radio

The Following is an extract taken from the book ‘Chalice Well: The Story of A Living Sanctuary’ published by The Chalice Well Trust Next day the speaker was killed. WTP was severely wounded; stranded behind enemy lines he managed to get back to the British forces. It was then that the idea of a daily[…]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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The Wise Friend by Margaret R. Salmon

It was Mrs. Margaret Thornley, the Cornish Sage, who often referred to W.T.P. as ‘The Wise Friend’; she was that wonderful pilgrim who was in close touch with Major Tudor Pole, and who became a dear friend of my husband and myself in 1954. How frequently have I recalled her words over the years: ’No[…]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…