Welcome to Saint Mary’s Church, Harborne, Birmingham, UK.

Order of St. Augustine.

Archdiocese of Birmingham

“Before all else, live together in harmony, being of one mind and one heart on the way to God.”  St. Augustine.

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127. History Plays Its Part.

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Fontevraud Abbey in the Pays de la Loire region of France has been a monastery and a prison in its 900-year history, but it is also the final resting place of two English kings.

The soothing and beautifully sung Gregorian Chant from the Benedictine Nuns singing “Ave Maria” and “Salve Regina” is very inspirational as we have a short tour of the Abbey, it’s history and the four tombs.

(The Tombs of: Richard 1st - the Lionheart King and son of Henry II; King Henry II -  father of Richard 1st and King John; Eleanor of Aquitaine - 2nd wife of King Henry II; and Isabella of Angoulene - 2nd wife of King John and mother of Henry III.)