Books

A person holding The Bible

An avid reader, Caroline talks about her love of books, the Bible and her latest find.

June

A photograph of Caroline's Father's garden in Lichfield in 1986.

Caroline explores June!

Iona Abbey and Nunnery

A view of the Abbey and surrounding area on the Scottish island of Iona

Our resident writer, Caroline, talks about a very special holiday – a retreat to the Scottish island of Iona.

The Lesser Brethren

An illustration, title "Friendship", by Mabel Lucie Attwell

Caroline talks about the life of one of her favourite illustrators, and how she depicted scenes from the life of Jesus.

Veils and Cauls

In 1854, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert re-enact their 1840 marriage ceremony

A look at the significance, history and power of veils in the bridal attire. And an insight on the “veil” some babies are born with!

An Irish Mystery

Photograph of North Family Headstone at Moira Parish Church, County Down

An email from Ireland suggested a tie to St Thomas’. The investigation revealed involvement from a past vicar. And the old Stourbridge Odeon!

Chavasse – that rings a bell!

Photograph of Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse

Discover how the most highly decorated soldier in the First World War had a direct link to St Thomas’ Church!