132. Thornleigh Christian Hotel
“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? John 14: 2”
and lo, The Thornleigh: Grange Over Sands, just like Heaven, hath many rooms:
12 Twin-bedded/Double &
6 Family rooms.
All bedrooms are en suite.
This quaint Newbury turned up in a local Charity shop and whilst it gives nothing away in terms of it’s religious persuasion, (wot no Fish symbol!?) the rear elevation is adorned with a fine line drawing of the hotel. We’ve seen similar treatment meted out to PGL, which is in fact our all-time most popular blog post on Mugspotters.
I had half expected the mugs’ innards to perhaps have a deep red tinge to indicate communion usage but it looks like this vessel’s been reserved for hot beverages or in fact just plain old living water, perhaps used by a parched pastor as he/she delivers a rousing sermon. But Brothers & Sisters, we have to remember that whilst man looketh on the outside, that is the mug of self righteousness, God looketh on the inside.
I have to say, their website sells the Thornleigh experience to me, especially ‘The Hideaway‘ annex and the promise of home baked scones, cakes & biscuits. However man cannot live by baked products alone so thoughtfully there are a variety of hot beverages available in “The Coffee Stop” situated in the hotel entrance.
In conclusion, I think need to draw this post to a close before my religious pun-slinging becomes tiresome.
And all the Mugspotters said…Amen.