Date(s) - 21/09/2019
10:45 am - 4:30 pm
OUTLINE OF TOUR
Our final Friends of Wiltshire Churches tour of the year is on Saturday 21 September and will concentrate on the Monuments of Salisbury Cathedral where there will also be the opportunity to finish with tea in the Refectory and attend Choral Evensong.
We are very fortunate to have Michael Hodges lead this tour who has done extensive study on the subject and has produced his book The Urns and Sepulchres of Mortality.
To complete the day, we will visit a couple of other churches in the area and stop for lunch in Wilton.
10.45 am St Andrew, Great Durnford SP4 6BA.
The village “most sweetly watered, abounding in troutes” (John Evelyn); spacious Norman church; Norman doorways; 13thc W tower; chancel much rebuilt c 1880; Norman font; Jacobean lectern, pulpit and communion rails; stained glass fragments; glass window of 2005; remains of 13thc wall painting; early 16thc Flemish wood Pieta; Younge monuments. “One of Wiltshire’s most delightful churches.” (Betjeman).
11.45am St Mary, Stapleford SP3 4LN.
Memorable Norman work, especially south arcade; rest Decorated and Perpendicular; chancel restored by Ewan Christian; scalloped piers
1.00pm Lunch in Wilton
3.00pm Salisbury Cathedral. The Cathedral has a remarkable set of monuments of its Bishops and others starting with the black Tournai marble slab to and shrine of St Osmund and ending with John Wordsworth in 1911. Among the laity can be found monuments to William Longespee the Elder, Robert second Lord Hungerford, the Earl of Hertford, Sir Thomas Gorges, the 1st Earl of Malmesbury and Sir Richard Colt Hoare.
4.30pm Tea in the Refectory
5.30pm Choral Evensong
Cost of tour £20 per head, payable on the day.
Please register with Martin Knight by email – firstname.lastname@example.org