dorset village


Allerford Bridge by Jonathan Chipchase
Via Flickr:
Must be one of the most photographed houses in Dorset!

Did I ever tell you guys about the English town, Chideock? Okay, so Dorset, Devon and Somerset are historically Protestant/CoE counties but there’s a tiny little village in Dorset called Chideock (pronounced Chid-duck. You say it fast) that is historically Catholic. There’s a sweet little Catholic Church there that still has it’s 17th century bells. There are little Catholic affirmations engraved all over the bells: one of the affirmations simply says “Love God.” Except, whoever engraved it was clearly semi-illiterate because instead, it says “Love Dog.” A Catholic Church that tells us to love our divine little canine companions. Iconic.