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safe in GF Bodley's greens and browns

St Mary, Bessingham, Norfolk

 

Oh, who is God? O tell me, who is God?

Perhaps he hides behind the reredos .......

Give me a God whom I can touch and see.

The bishop was more right than he could know,

For safe in G. F. Bodley's greens and browns,

Safe in the surge of undogmatic hymns,

The chapel was the centre of my life

The only place where I could be alone.

 

- John Betjeman, Summoned by Bells

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Taken on October 1, 2011