Twas a late november day, the sun peaked ever so slightly through the mist which hung over the graveyard in the grounds of Adel Parish Church of St. John the Baptist in North Leeds.
The building is quite amazing too and served as an awe inspiring venue for the wedding of a very beautiful/handsome couple, Jason and Sharah.
Adel Church remains one of the best examples of Norman architecture in Britain. The grade I listed 12th century building features a corbel table of 78 grotesque heads, an elaborately carved doorway and chancel arch. The sculptured stonework round the south door has deteriorated since a large stone porch was removed in 1816. On the Great Door is a copy of the original Adel Sanctuary Ring which was bronze cast in York in 1200. A man’s head protrudes from the mouth of a lion and the moveable decorated ring passes through the lion’s mouth. This closing ring or door knocker is similar to the sanctuary ring at All Saints’, Pavement, York.