St James, St Michael and St Ives

A post for St James’ Day

The town of St Ives in Cornwall provides an unexpected link between an unusual burial commemoration on St James’ Day on 25th July and the more well-known celebrations in Santiago de Compostela, the traditionally accepted location of (most of) the saint’s remains, apart perhaps from an alleged relic – a mummified hand in St Peter’s Church, Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Continue reading