... words and images from church life
Bob reveals the Christmas magic of the magi
Very few visitors take more than a passing glance at the stained glass windows in church, but Nuneaton photographer Bob Le Bihan's interest in them has resulted in these fabulous images.
His pictures reveal in glorious detail and colour Victorian craftsmanship. Here, in the Camm window, three wise men honour the baby Jesus.
In a temple in a chapel in a church,
Simeon and Anna welcome the Messiah
Playing the mating game, or just posing?
Bearing up amazingly with no Simon Smith anywhere to be seen
Stitches in time
Two letters from St Paul to the Coleshillians show a 20th century impression on a kneeler of a 700 year old church.
Few know of the existence of these carvings in wood and stone, hidden in plain sight for decades.
The carving on the left was discovered by Joe Timothy during a Green and Yellow town tour, and records benefactors of the lichgate at the High Street end of St Peter's Walk.
In past times, the lichgate was a roofed gateway to a churchyard, used to shelter a coffin until the priest's arrival.
Next time you walk through, glance up left and right to see them.
The graffiti is older and scratched in a window opening in the ringing chamber at the church tower. Look for it next time the tower is open.
Most people who came through the north door don't realise there were two of them.
The glass door and wooden frame on the right and the kneeler on the left were given in memory of churchwarden Philip Deebank.
The door has now been closed off and a toilet suitable for use by the disabled has been built there.
The Other Hudson
Meet the Rev John Blyth (right), curate, vicar and schoolmaster here in the 1700s.
He taught Samuel
Hudson (left), a son of the sexton of the same name, before Samuel the younger went to work
in Cape Town.
Samuel's larger than life story is told in the red folder in church titled The Other Hudson.
Rev Blyth's name is not among the vicars listed on the incumbents' board, but appears
in the Clergy of the Church of England Database as vicar from 1789-1800.