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All Saints Church Selsley 1

All Saints Church is at the very heart of the English Arts & Crafts Movement.

The distinctive saddleback tower of All Saints rises over a hundred feet to catch the changing Cotswold light on its French Gothic gables: the last of the great Cotswold wool churches, and the first to exhibit work of the craftsman movement.

Built under the patronage of Sir Samuel Stephens Marling, the church was an early commission for G. F. Bodley, a young architect who had trained under Sir George Gilbert Scott. George Bodley had got to know the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood in 1858, and it was his promise of commissions that contributed to the establishment of a fine arts design firm by William Morris that included Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, and Philip Webb. This remarkable partnership of artists and intellectuals was called upon to design stained glass windows for the new Church.

All Saints Church Selsley 1

All Saints Church is at the very heart of the English Arts & Crafts Movement.

The distinctive saddleback tower of All Saints rises over a hundred feet to catch the changing Cotswold light on its French Gothic gables: the last of the great Cotswold wool churches, and the first to exhibit work of the craftsman movement.

Built under the patronage of Sir Samuel Stephens Marling, the church was an early commission for G. F. Bodley, a young architect who had trained under Sir George Gilbert Scott. George Bodley had got to know the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood in 1858, and it was his promise of commissions that contributed to the establishment of a fine arts design firm by William Morris that included Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, and Philip Webb. This remarkable partnership of artists and intellectuals was called upon to design stained glass windows for the new Church.

comments (17)

  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2015, 01:34
Gorgeous. I like the treatment you did on the image.
Bill Phillips: It is a beautiful church and there will be more of it tomorrow
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jul 2015, 03:45
Lovely collection of standing stones here, Bill...and a few taking a well-earned rest break.
Bill Phillips: One or two seem to be sinking under the strain
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2015, 04:12
Drama in the skies!
Bill Phillips: It was not a very nice morning but later on the sun shone!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2015, 04:59
worth a visit indeed - the Arts & Crafts Movement is very interesting - next year we'll have here a workshop about it. I feel a special atmosphere due to your treatment!
Bill Phillips: I confess to knowing very little about the arts and crafts movement. Perhaps I should make the effort to learn more
It's a wonderful sky you've captured behind this lovely scene!
Bill Phillips: The weather was not very nice but later the clouds broke and the sun shone
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jul 2015, 07:01
Has Mr Shaw given you a sky?
Bill Phillips: I wouldn't want any of his
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2015, 07:41
Has Mr. Phillips sen. (no relative) given you the sky?
Bill Phillips: His shed stock has been impounded by HM Customs for non-payment of import duties
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Jul 2015, 08:13
This looks so different, it makes me want to go there one day!
Bill Phillips: It is worth a visit Lisl
Quite an unusual church tower Bill! I like your treatment here.
Bill Phillips: It is unusual Richard. I have never seen one like it before
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jul 2015, 09:04
The skies make it look very atmospheric, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It was a rough old morning but the sun shone later and we had a lovely time at Slimbridge with Lisl
I note that you have given this the Bill Phillips treatment. Interesting church.
Bill Phillips: It's a lie....this is straight from the camera......via lightroom and all points to photoshop
I'd say it pales in comparison to the real deal (ha ha) butit looks very interesting. We have no wool churches here.
Bill Phillips: Wool was very important here Mary
A fine looking church, and a very good composition Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is very handsome and well worth a visit Brian
In a past life you must of been a butcher , as that is what you have done to this.
Bill Phillips: Stick to photographing drummers and leave me to do what I want
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jul 2015, 18:23
Your paint pot has been put to good use, especially in the sky.
Bill Phillips: It was almost as threatening as this. Unlike Mr Shaw I don't take glorious summer's days and turn them into a vision of Hell (Not that it would be difficult at Fleetwood )
Looks like a watercolour painting, Bill - nice one!
From this point of view it certainly looks like a different style of church that i have seen when visiting England Bill...
i love your framing from up the hill showing the village in the background....petersmile

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