Churches & Cathedrals
Do come and join us - there are spaces available in this group.
This group studies the architecture and history of some of our churches and cathedrals.
We usually meet on the second Monday of each month 10.00-12noon in St Mary's Centre, when we are not out visiting churches. (Please note change of times.
Our latest visits have been to St Peter & St Paul, Great Missenden, dating from 1133. The altar frontal is very interesting depicting both saints, and the font base is 14th century, one of 22 'Aylesbury' fonts.
Next we visited St Mary's Chesham. Originally a Norman church with a tower at the crossing and one of the largest naves in the county. There was a restoration of the church in 1859 by Gilbert Scott and then a re-ordering in 1999, replacing pews for chairs and installing underfloor heating. A wall painting (modern) was very interesting.
Finally we visited Little Missenden church, with a 15th century porch, but moving around the church we have Norman and later 13th century extensions, the central part of the church is Anglo Saxon. The wall paintings have been digitally enhanced to view. There is also another 'Aylesbury font' in this church.
For more details about the group, please contact the Convenor.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Dec 9th||social meeting - St Mary's Centre|