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In the News (Tue 17 Oct 17)

  
  Greyfriars Kirk Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Greyfriars was the first church to be built in Edinburgh after the Reformation of 1560, and was built on land granted by Mary Queen of Scots, previously the property of the Franciscan convent in the Grassmarket (hence the name Greyfriars).
In 1679 the Wars of the Covenant returned to Greyfriars, when the South Yard of the kirkyard was used as a temporary prison for 1200 Covenanters awaiting trial.
For example Greyfriars originally had a tower at its west end.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/greyfriars/index.html   (671 words)

  
 Greyfriars Church Home Page
Greyfriars has a fine worship heritage, an outstanding youth ministry, many leaders in business and the professions, a well-attended preschool playgroup outreach, and a dedicated care team that visits the elderly and infirm.
An evangelical Presbyterian church with a strong biblical faith, Greyfriars is committed to sharing the good news of God's salvation through Jesus Christ in our local community and around the world.
Greyfriars is currently experiencing a major change in its cultural makeup.
www.greyfriars.org.nz /greyfriars_homepage.php   (196 words)

  
  Greyfriars Kirkyard   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the statue of 'Greyfriars Bobby' at the junction of Candlemaker Row and George IV Bridge, cross the road, take the cobbled lane at the side of 'Bobby's Bar' and leave the 21st century behind.
They were medical missionaries working with the poor and remained until they were forced to flee to Europe at the time of the Reformation.
The garden of the Greyfriars was given to the town by Mary Queen of Scots in 1562 as an overflow cemetery to relieve the overcrowding in the churchyard of St Giles.
www.headstones.fsnet.co.uk /greyf.htm   (185 words)

  
 Greyfriar's Hall
Greyfriars' Hall expects students to commit themselves to sound doctrine, to be members of a faithful, confessionally orthodox Christian church, to seek out the same in the Moscow area, and to attend it regularly while a student of Greyfriars' Hall.
Greyfriars' Hall students are not required to pledge their assent to any particular orthodox creed or confession within the wide realm of the historic Christian faith, and Greyfriars' Hall will not require students to violate their consciences with regard to Christian doctrine.
Greyfriars' Hall expects students to be well groomed and clean, to dress neatly and modestly, and to present themselves in a manner appropriate for the dignity of the occasion.
www.christkirk.com /greyfriars/CodeOfConduct.htm   (1237 words)

  
 Pictures of Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh
Greyfriars Bobby (the statue) is now one of the many Edinburgh attractions Travellers and visitors come to Greyfriars to learn his story and take pictures beside him.
Greyfriars Kirkyard is the resting place of many famous Edinburgh characters Reading the engagements can unveil a series of stories that include people from the 13th to the early 20th century as well as historic events.
The next significant episode in the pre-history of Greyfriars occurred in 1562 when Mary Queen of Scots granted the former convent garden to the Town Council for use as a burial ground However, it was not until 1566 that magistrates appropriated the garden.
www.scotland-flavour.co.uk /greyfriars-kirkyard.html   (1082 words)

  
 Greyfriars Bobby - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Gray was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, a cemetery surrounding a church called Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh.
Bobby, who survived John by more than a decade, is said to have spent the rest of his life sitting on his master's grave.
Today, a small statue of Greyfriars Bobby stands in front of a pub, also called Greyfriars Bobby, which is located in front of Greyfriars kirkyard.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Greyfriars_Bobby   (210 words)

  
 Admissions at Greyfriars   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although Greyfriars is a PPH, the ethos which governs the friary is separate to the ethos which governs the student body, and our diversity is something of which we are particularly proud.
Greyfriars receives referrals from right across the broad spectrum of colleges, and we are fast becoming known as a small but extremely lively college with an eclectic mix of students.
Greyfriars is known throughout the University, from which it recruits much of its teaching, for the diligence and co-operativeness of its students, and individual members are expected to uphold this high standard.
users.ox.ac.uk /~grey0175/Admissions1.htm   (1107 words)

  
 Greyfriars Bar & Restaurant
Greyfriars Bar and Restaurant may well be the smallest lounge bar in Perth, but it has an enviable reputation among locals and visitors alike as one of the friendliest pubs in the Fair City.
Greyfriars really is a "Warm and friendly place".
Contact details for Greyfriars Bar and Restaurant can be found here.
www.greyfriarsbar.com   (98 words)

  
 Greyfriars
Life is a journey and in the course of that journey our financial needs and priorities change.
From your first mortgage, to the management of your wealth in retirement, whatever your needs are now, and in the future, Greyfriars Asset Management LLP has the qualified and experienced people to help you to plan for the future and prepare for the unexpected.
Greyfriars Asset Management LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
www.greyfriars.co.uk   (83 words)

  
 Richard III Society -- In search of Greyfriars
I speculated that surely the politically savvy Greyfriar monks, being demanded of the remains of Richard III, might have delivered "some bones" to be thrown into the Soar, but surely they would not have given up the bones of Richard III, the last of the Plantagenet kings of England.
After several e-mails, it was determined that this map's location of Greyfriars monastery is correct after all.
My earlier concern about the map mislabeling Greyfriars was resolved when I realized the maps technician at the University of Leicester had been warning about the mislabeling of Greyfriars Street, not about the mislabeling of Greyfriars monastery property, though this was unclear from his cautionary note written in the map margin.
www.r3.org /life/medmisc/gryfrs.html   (3373 words)

  
 Why study theology at Greyfriars?
Among the Halls of the University, Greyfriars is unique in being a community composed of both a Franciscan Friary and the student Hall, which takes students in a wide variety of humanities subjects.
Unlike some of the Catholic Halls, Greyfriars is not restricted to ordinands or those in religious orders—nor indeed to Roman Catholics.
At Greyfriars, our focus on the traditional Oxford approach to academic instruction means that the one-to-one focus of the tutorial system is still our prime means of teaching.
www.greyfriars.ox.ac.uk /subjects/theology/why_gf.html   (487 words)

  
 Greyfriars House Chapel and the Franciscan Garden   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greyfriars Chapel is the only building now remaining of the first English Franciscan Friary built in 1267, forty three years after the first Friars settled in Canterbury, during the life time of St Fancis of Assisi.
The Chapel on the upper floor is used each Wednesday at 12:30pm for an Anglican celebration of the Eucharist to which visitors are welcome.
Now they are returning 465 years later, living in nearby cottages, worshipping in Greyfriars Chapel and doing pastoral work in Eastbridge Hospital and the city-centre parish.
www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk /pages/greyfriars_introduction.htm   (205 words)

  
 The Greyfriars Kirkyard Trust
An exhibition of provocative ideas proposed by the students of the School of Landscape Architecture, in competition for the GREYFRIARS PRIZE 2004.
The project for this inaugural year involves the students of the School of Landscape Architecture, since this is the anniversary of Sir Patrick Geddes, father of town planning and urban regeneration.
Members of the congregation of Greyfriars Kirk, the team of stone masons who carried out the work and local residents were also on the guest list - as are the only remaining Bannatynes listed in the Edinburgh telephone directory.
www.greyfriars.org /news.htm   (240 words)

  
 Greyfriars, Oxford
Welcome to the web site of Greyfriars Hall, Oxford.
If this is your first visit, please start at our welcome page for general information about the Hall, the University, and this web site.
Use the navigation bar on the left-hand side of each page to browse the site.
www.greyfriars.ox.ac.uk   (48 words)

  
 Edinburgh City Centre Self Catering - Greyfriars Apartment
This holiday home in Edinburgh is a centrally located one-bedroom apartment on the second floor of an architecturally significant building (B-listed).
Overlooking Greyfriars Church (pictured below), this quiet retreat sleeps 2 - 4 persons in a bedroom with king-size double bed and a double sofa-bed in the living room.
The apartment is a cosy and quiet retreat full of Old Town charm, from the wood-panelled doors and wooden floors to the picturesque windows with their views over Greyfriars Church and the Old Town rooftops.
www.scottishaccommodationindex.com /accommodation_edinburgh/greyfriarsapartment.php   (379 words)

  
 Greyfriars Graveyard And The Mackenzie Poltergeist
Greyfriars is one of Edinburgh's smaller graveyards, but also, probably, the most famous.
Greyfriars takes its name from the fact it used to be a Franciscan monastery, as the monks were known as the "Grey Friars" because of the colour of their habits.
Greyfriars has a long history and none of it is too peaceful.
www.angelfire.com /amiga2/poltergeist/poltergeist.html   (3134 words)

  
 AU Abroad - England: Oxford University-Greyfriars Hall
Greyfriars Hall is both a Franciscan Friary and one of the University Halls that make up the University of Oxford (there are six Halls and thirty-nine Colleges in total).
Greyfriars embraces a holistic approach to education that encourages growth and maturity in mind, heart and body.
Greyfriars Hall treasures its Franciscan origins and traditions, however, it is just as responsive to contemporary needs, accepting both men and women and welcoming candidates of whatever religious persuasion.
auabroad.american.edu /partner/oxfordgf.cfm   (186 words)

  
 Greyfriars bobby dogs
A tradition closely bound to Greyfriars Bobby and Edinburgh castle is the firing of the one o'clock gun.
Because Greyfriar's Bobby is a cherished part of the Edinburgh story, his collar and dinner dish are preserved in the Huntly House, the museum dedicated to city history.
Mary, Queen of Scots, gave the land to the Burgh in 1562 to ease the strain on the town graveyard at St. Giles.
iaia.essortment.com /greyfriarsbobby_rtyw.htm   (1212 words)

  
 Buildings  -  Greyfriars Church
Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk is named after the "grey friars" who frequented the church before the Reformation.
The original Greyfriars' Church was built between 1602 and 1620, but in 1718 it was partially wrecked when gunpowder stored in the church tower exploded.
Rather than just repair the original church, the town council commissioned plans for a second church (New Greyfriars) to be built against the west end of the existing church.
www.edinphoto.org.uk /0_buildings_g/0_buildings_-_greyfriars_church.htm   (269 words)

  
 Greyfriars Bobby   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some people may think they know the story of Greyfriars Bobby from the Hollywood movie or the novel written at the beginning of the 20th century, but while these stories are very loosely based on actual events, for the most part the supposed facts described are fiction.
He was buried in the graveyard of Greyfriars Kirk where he had been a parishioner.
After several months James Anderson, whose house overlooked the graveyard, took an interest in Bobby and in bad weather he managed to persuade the dog to leave the grave to spend the night in the shelter of his house.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/lennich/bobby.htm   (300 words)

  
 Greyfriars Bobby DVD Review
Greyfriars Bobby is based on the true story of a unique Skye terrier who affected a small town in Scotland nearly one hundred and fifty years ago.
Greyfriars Bobby is a very old-fashioned picture, basking in the simple nature of its setting and the curious drama of its tale.
But Greyfriars Bobby is a curious film, and one which older viewers may find easy to appreciate.
www.ultimatedisney.com /greyfriars.html   (1525 words)

  
 Living Gloucester - Greyfriars
The Franciscan house of Greyfriars was founded in 1231 on land granted by Lord Berkeley.
Having been crowned king here - the only English monarch to be crowned outside London since the Conquest - he was attached to the city and religiously inclined.
By 1285 the the forty mendicant (begging) friars - who had all taken vows of poverty, chastity and obedience - were locked into a series of disputes with the monks of St Peter's.
www.livinggloucester.co.uk /histories/monasteries/greyfriars   (263 words)

  
 Greyfriars Tower
Greyfriars Tower is the last significant remaining part of a friary established in the 1230's by a group of Franciscan Friars (followers of St Francis of Assisi).
Greyfriars Tower is one of only 3 remaining in the country, and is the most attractive and complete.
The tower is a key landmark in King's Lynn and it owes its survival to this as, for centuries, it proved useful as a seamark for traders and sailors navigating the difficult waters of The Wash.
www.west-norfolk.gov.uk /Default.aspx?page=21822   (316 words)

  
 The history of Scotland - Greyfriars Bobby
The years on the streets appear to have taken their toll on John, as he was treated by the Police Surgeon for tuberculosis.
John eventually died of the disease on the 15th February 1858 and was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Baroness Angelia Georgina Burdett-Coutts, President of the Ladies Committee of the RSPCA, was so deeply moved by his story that she asked the City Council for permission to erect a granite fountain with a statue of Bobby placed on top.
www.historic-uk.com /HistoryUK/Scotland-History/GreyfriarsBob.htm   (486 words)

  
 Greyfriars Bobby   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The heart-warming story of Greyfriars Bobby is probably one of Edinburgh's best-known local tales.
This story of a faithful little dog was the inspiration for the 1961 film "Greyfriars Bobby", where Gray is transplanted to become a shepherd.
Near to the churchyard is a pub called the "Greyfriars Bobby Bar", a popular watering-hole for tourists.
www.wyrdology.com /edinburgh/tourism/greyfriars-bobby.html   (300 words)

  
 Scottish Terrier film star Greyfriars Bobby
When John died of tuberculosis in 1858 he was buried in Greyfriars churchyard.
Although dogs were not allowed in the graveyard, the local residents built a shelter for Greyfriars Bobby in the grounds and he was allowed to stay.
Bobby was very much looked after by the people of Edinburgh, but still he remained loyal to his master, for he continued to visit the grave for fourteen years until his own death in 1872.
www.tartan.tv /Web/Site/NewSite/Directory/MythsandLegends/Scottish_terrier_Greyfriars_Bobby.asp   (292 words)

  
 greyfriars Bobby
John Grey died on 7th Feb 1857 of tuberculosis, one day short of 5 years service, one of the longest serving officers of his time, as police conditions were very harsh and strict.
He was buried in Greyfriars Churchyard where the next night, Bobby took up residence on his grave.
Bobby died on January 14th 1872 and was buried in front of the Churchyard and near to his master.
www.moirbooks.homestead.com /Greyfriars_Bobby.html   (418 words)

  
 Greyfriars Bobby
John eventually died of tuberculosis the 15th February 1858 and was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard.
In 1867 a new by-law was passed that required all dogs to be licensed in the city or they would be destroyed.
The headstone is engraved with these words: “Greyfriars Bobby — died 14th January 1872 — aged 16 years — Let his loyalty and devotion be a lesson to us all”.
www.celtsofamerica.org /Jan07/GreyfriarsBobby/GreyfriarsBobby.htm   (728 words)

  
 Photo Tour of Greyfriars Bobby and Cemetery in Edinburgh
Description of Greyfriars Kirkyard Greyfriars Kirkyard and Bobby are part of one of Edinburgh's most peaceful spots where people come to unwind.
Stories of body snatching in Greyfriars Local stories of times when fresh bodies were stolen from Greyfriars to be sold to University students.
Pictures of Greyfriars Bobby and Kirkyard Picture gallery of Greyfriars with its old grave stones and famous Bobby statue and grave.
www.stuckonscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/greyfriars-pictures.html   (473 words)

  
 Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh : Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Please note: the churchyard is used by a range of people to hang out so please take care.
Greyfriars Bobby - his grave is at the entry, that of his Master's easily missed to the right, north of the entry:
Greyfriars Bobby is the subject of a few films, one being made around 2005.
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk /greyfriars_kirk.htm   (166 words)

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