No Snoring Aloud

We also liked some of the details inside St Michael’s Church in St Albans. The wooden pulpit above dates from late 16th or early 17th century and has all mod cons, including an hour glass to ensure the sermon doesn’t go on for too long.

There is also a 17th century monument to the statesman/scientist Francis Bacon. He is supposedly relaxing, but looks amusingly like he is sleeping through the sermon.

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Get Me to the Church 4

Sword rests were another interesting detail that caught our attention in London churches. The one above is in St Margaret Pattens, and one below in St Mary Aldermary (both featured in the previous three blog entries). Of course, they don’t date from the times of mediaeval knights – they are for ceremonial swords, like when the Lord Mayor comes to church.