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 Feb 10th||East Anglican Churches/Cathedrals - St Mary's Centre|
|Mon Mar 9th||Visit to The Lee Old Church and Chalfont St Giles.|
|Mon Apr 13th||NO MEETING - EASTER MONDAY|
|Tue May 5th||PLEASE NOTE THIS VISIT IS ON A TUESDAY|
St. Clement Danes church, London
|Mon Jun 8th||Visit to Hillesden, Keaches Chapel and Winslow|
|Mon Jul 13th||Visit to Dorchester Abbey|
|Mon Aug 10th||Monuments - meeting in St Mary's Centre|
|Mon Sep 14th||Visit to Sarratt and Chenies - tbc|
|Mon Oct 12th||Visit to Marlow|
|Mon Nov 9th||DVD - Churches and how to read them - meeting in St Mary's Centre|
|Mon Dec 14th||Christmas meeting - tbc|
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