The story of St Wite, the goddess of Dorset

St Wite’s church in Whitchurch, Dorset (formally known as St Candida and Holy Cross), photo by Sara Hudston

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by Sara Hudston Saints used to be common as blackberries in England. Every rural parish had them, a wild-grown mix of sweet and sharp characters, carrying the heady, slightly winey tang of older religions. These were small, unfamous saints whose holy places were natural features – springs, wells, groves or caves – that had been […]