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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…

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Greeting To A Friend

For New Year 1963 WTP sent out an A5 leaflet called ‘Greeting To A Friend’ The front cover was a picture of the Michael emblem as seen in the glass of the Upper Room door (pictured at the bottom). The text is as follows: Greeting To A Friend “I salute you. I am your friend.[…]Read more…

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From ‘A Short History’ of The Chalice Well by Felicity Hardcastle (first published in 1963)

The Healing Water The wonderful curative power of this water has long been known and reverenced and has constantly been used for baptism and healing. In 1582, Dr. John Dee, famous as a mathematician and astrologer, declared himself possessed of the ‘Elixir Vitae’, which he had found at Glastonbury, but nothing more seems to have[…]Read more…

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The Michael Chapel | Iona

The Minister of Iona Parish is to be given the privilege of conducting the service of re-dedication. This may well prove the most significant and important act in his whole career and no doubt he is already preparing himself to undertake it. May it be suggested that the Collect of St. Michael as given on[…]Read more…

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Chalice Well Trust

Our Trust is in being, and we as Trustees have now assumed our joint responsibility for safeguarding the welfare of the holy Well and the property around it. This task is both important and inescapable. A friendly welcome has been received from the Glastonbury Authorities and residents. Mr. Scott Stokes who is the father of[…]Read more…

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The Cross the Cup and the Aquarian Well of the Chalice

The vessel that has come to be known as the Cup of Peace came to light at St Bride’s Well, Glastonbury in the autumn of 1906 at a spot not far from a site known from earliest times as the Salmon’s Back. The fish symbol was in prevalent use in Gnostic and early Christian days[…]Read more…