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St Botolph's Church

St Botolph's Church is an Anglican place of worship in the village of Quarrington, part of the civil parish of Sleaford in Lincolnshire, England. By the time Domesday Book was compiled in 1086, a church in Quarrington was part of Ramsey Abbey's fee, and around 1165 it was granted to Haverholme Priory. The right to present the rector was claimed by the Abbey in the 13th century, by the Bishop of Lincoln in the early 16th century, and by Robert Carre and his descendants after Carre acquired a manor at Quarrington. The oldest parts of the current building date to the 13th century, although substantial rebuilding took place over the following century. Renovations followed and the local architect Charles Kirk the Younger carried out restoration work in 1862 and 1863, when he added a chancel in his parents' memory. The church consists of a tower and spire with a nave and north aisle spanning eastwards to the chancel. With capacity for 124 people, the church serves the ecclesiastic parish of Quarrington with Old Sleaford. Recognised for its age and tracery, the church has been designated a grade II* listed building. (Full article...)

Elisha was a Hebrew prophet and a wonder-worker who is venerated in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. According to the Books of Kings, he was anointed the successor of Elijah and served as the "prophet in Israel" for more than six decades. During this time, many miracles were attributed to him.

Shown here is The Miracle at the Grave of Elisha, an oil painting on panel which was completed by the Dutch painter Jan Nagel in 1596. It depicts part of the Biblical account of Elisha, a miracle that occurred after his death. Following 2 Kings 13:21, the painting shows a dead man who was "revived, and stood up on his feet" after touching Elisha's interred bones.Painting: Jan Nagel