Churches Visiting Group 2
CHURCHES VISITING GROUP 2
We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, in the morning. We do not meet in December or January and February is our Annual Social and Lunch.
We are a very sociable mix of both couples and individual members who visit Churches mainly in the Dioceses of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester. Each church visit starts at 11 am, usually with a guided tour and talk followed by time to walk round and explore ourselves followed by lunch in a local hostelry where we chat about what we have seen and learnt on our visit.
Our October outing was to St Michael's Church, Breinton where we were greeted with tea and coffee before a wonderfully enthusiastic and interesting talk from local historian Nicky Geeson. Although not specifically noted in the Doomsday Survey, it is known that land in that area was held by Hereford Cathedral Chapter before 1201. We very much enjoyed hearing about not only the history and architecture of the church but also about the many notable people with connections to this interesting old church, including Dr Henry Graves Bull, Charles H W Dodgson a relative of Lewis Carroll (Charles L Dodgson), the Du Buisson family and Charles Vincent Gorton whose gravestone was carved with a short line of music from his friend Edward Elgar's "The Apostle". Unfortunately the weather was against us that day otherwise we may have enjoyed an interesting walk through these historic gravestones.
We have room for new members.