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Norwich Saint Julian Church.



Norwich Saint Julian Church, adjoining King Street, on south side. Round west tower, 1 bell, nave, chancel, north porch, and vestry covering the south doorway. The tower is Saxo, Norman; the north and south doorways and most of the walls are Norman; but the windows are Decorated and Perpendicular insertions. In the churchyard was an anchorage for a female recluse. (Benedictine English mystic, sometimes called Julian. She was a recluse of Norwich, living outside the walls of Saint Julian's Church. In 1373, she experienced sixteen revelations. Her book, Revelations of Divine Love - a work on the love of God, the Incarnation, redemption, and divine consolation - made her one of the most important writers of England. She wrote on sin, penance, and other aspects of the spiritual life, attracting people from all across Europe. She is called Blessed, although she was never formally beatified).(Beatification is a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person's entrance into Heaven and capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name. Beati is the plural form, referring to those who have undergone the process of beatification.) It adjoined the south side of the church and the foundations can still be traced. In 1373 The Lady Julian resided there, afterwards to be known as one of the most famous English mystics. The Perpendicular font is panelled and carved. The round tower is probably pre-Conquest, Norman south doorway and 15th century font, This church was completely demolished after the Second World War when it was blown-up by a high-explosive bomb, it only left the north wall and porch standing, the church was restored with a shrine to Dame Julian, the medieval mystic, who was in anchoress here) Micaclously only 16 people were killed and 15 seriously injured. .


Norwich Saint Julian Church.