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Church Micro 8591...Bledlow Ridge

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Hidden : 10/28/2015
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Geocache Description:

This off-set cache is not at the published co-ordinates but to the recommended parking. You will need to visit St Paul’s Church, which is close by. Researching for information online is required as well as in the church grounds. The actual cache is 8 - 10 minutes’ walk away.

The Church

The church is a Grade II Listed building built in 1868. It is of flint construction with stone dressings and slate roofs. There is a late 19th century glass in the east window. The west window is an interesting modern design by John Piper and made by Patrick Reyntiens in 1968. The church is open every day. The village is in the civil parish of Bledlow-cum-Saunderton and has a population of 940.

The Cache

St Paul (also known as Paul the Apostle) was not one of the original apostles of Jesus, although he is considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age. Shortly after Jesus’ death, Saul as he was then known was a persecutor of the early followers of Jesus. When travelling with a group of men from Jerusalem to Damascus on a mission to bring the early Christians back to Jerusalem for torture, a great shining light blinded him at noon, and from within it the voice of the resurrected Jesus spoke to him. Saul was given instructions as to where to go and what to do. 3 days later his sight was restored. This account is told in the New Testament book of Acts chapter A. Verse B refers to the blinding great light.

In the mid 30’s to 50’s of the first century, St Paul founded many churches is Asia Minor and Europe. CD books of the New Testament have traditionally been attributed to St Paul. Depending on the source of information, this may differ slightly. Whatever answer, it would make little difference to the cache location as under trees there is usually some variation.

At the northeast side of the church, there is a grave very close to the building with 2 inscriptions. The artist was born 18EF.

The cache is at N51°40.CED W000° 50.(A-C)(F-B)(A-B)

Please bring your own pencil or pen, and tweezers. The co-ordinates may not be accurate due to the tree cover. The cache is located on the right-hand side of the path.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

zhygv gehaxrq gerr jvgu ubyyl, naq n yvggyr vil

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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