Tag: chapel

A lucky escape from the Blitz

29th April 2021

A lucky escape from the Blitz

We’re coming up to the 80th anniversary of the day, 10th May 1941 – just one day before the Blitz ended, that the Charterhouse took a direct hit from an incendiary bomb destroying many parts of the site. We owe the survival of the entire Chapel to the quick and brave actions of a person ... continue

The Bell at the Charterhouse

7th April 2021

The Bell at the Charterhouse

The story of the Chapel bell at the Charterhouse by our Collection Volunteer Vivienne Joncourt. Across rural and urban areas, a significant proportion of the British population lives within hearing range of a church bell. The sound of bells tolling is an important part of our intangible cultural heritage,... continue

Religion and the Charterhouse

7th April 2021

Religion and the Charterhouse

Collections Volunteer Ross Hutchinson explores the history of religion at the Charterhouse. Stained glass window above the Altar in the Charterhouse Chapel, depicting the Crucifixion of Christ   Religion is often downplayed in the writing of modern history. However, at the Charterhouse it is almost... continue

When the Brothers Were Fined for Missing Chapel Services (1908)

17th February 2017

When the Brothers Were Fined for Missing Chapel Services (1908)

Above: the Charterhouse Chapel in 1916, eight years after this article was published. The following article, originally published in The Daily Telegraph in 1908, regards the curious Act of 3 Charles I, which required the Brothers to attend chapel service twice on Sunday and once every day of the week.... continue

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