SY3995 : Whitchurch Canonicorum: the shrine of St. Wite

near to Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset, Great Britain

Whitchurch Canonicorum: the shrine of St. Wite
Whitchurch Canonicorum: the shrine of St. Wite
The SY3995 : Whitechurch Canonicorum: parish church of St. Candida and Holy Cross is the only church in England apart from Westminster Abbey to possess the remains of a saint. Little is known of her, but tradition has it that St. Wite (or St. Candida), who gives the church its dedication and the village its name, was a Saxon woman who was killed by the Danes one time that they landed at Charmouth, in the ninth century. Her shrine, in the northern part of the church, has been a destination of pilgrimage for centuries and limbs or garments of the sick would be placed into the oval openings in the hope of healing.

Today, there were many prayer requests left within the openings.
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Saturday, 27 September, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 28 September, 2008
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