Douai Abbey
 

Douai, an English Benedictine abbey near Reading.

 
The nave
This page has photos of the abbey of Douai in Upper Wallingford in Southern England. I am very gratefull to the abbot and community for allowing me to take them. As you can see, the church is unique in several striking ways. The patron of the Douai order is St Edmund after whom Bury St Edmunds is named. Until replaced by the Plantagenets, he was the patron saint of England. You can read his story here.

More information about the abbey and its history can be found here.

 

The church exterior

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Church interior

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Stained glass windows

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More details about the Order of St Benedict can be found here.