Saturday, 17 January 2015

On the trail of Saint Rufin

St Rufin Chapel in Burston

It's difficult to get back far enough to get an interesting photo of St Rufin Chapel in Burston, and they tiny interior is almost bare... so this is the best I could do.

The chapel, which dates to the 1850s, is built near the (supposed) site of the martyrdom of St Rufin 1400 years ago.  The legend is a pretty one, but completely without foundation (see Legend of Wulfad & Rufin), despite the fact that the area makes a good deal of it, and that The Trail Of The Mercian Saints still takes in Burston.

1 comment:

  1. I can see the problems that photographing it brings. I have similiar problems with a church here.