Wendover Buckinghamshire

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 last visit was to Rycote Chapel - Saint Michael's.
Richard and Sybil Quartermayne, lord and lady of the manor of Rycote, founded Saint Michael's chapel as a chantry in 1449. It is a Perpendicular Gothic building with a chancel, nave and west tower. It retains original 15th-century wooden fittings including pews, stalls and a screen.
In the 17th century the chapel was ornamented with a west gallery, altar rails, a reredos and other fittings. The first reredos, dated 1610, is now damaged and in 1974 was kept under the tower. It has been replaced by a second reredos dated 1682.

The two greyhound statues on the roof are new and replace the original two kept in the chapel.

We then moved on to St Mary's Thame which holds the tomb of the Quatermaynes.

For more details, please contact the Convenor.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Jun 10th Visit to Dorchester + - to be confirmed
Mon Jul 8th Meeting at 10am in St Mary's Centre - subject: Stoke Mandeville old church and activity (tbc)
Mon Aug 12th possible visit - tbc
Mon Sep 9th Visit to Chalgrove - arrive 11am - further details to follow
Mon Oct 14th NO MEETING ON THIS DATE
Wed Oct 16th NOTE: CHANGE OF DAY AND DATE

Visit to St Albans Cathedral - details to follow
Mon Nov 11th Visit to All Saints,Marlow & St Peter's Bisham - to be confirmed
Mon Dec 9th social meeting - venue to be confirmed
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