We are delighted to announce our Events Programme for 2019. Highlights include a visit to Fairfield House, home of Elizabeth, Lady Gass, DCVO a former Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset and one of our Patrons, (part of our Annual Meeting on 27th April) a tour of churches in South West Somerset looking at woodwork and effigies with Julian Gibbs, Curator for the National Trust from 1979-2010 and Lucy Wood who was responsible for the new Furniture Gallery at the V&A. (22nd June) Julian Orbach who revised and enlarged the Pevsner Guide to the Buildings of England for Somerset: South and West leads a tour of churches in North East Somerset on 17th August. We start our programme on SATURDAY 23RD MARCH with a tour of churches of the 20th Century. This is a continuation of Philip Skelhorn's fascinating series following the different periods of church building. Full details are shown on the front page of our programme below.
Click here to see the full programme for 2019.
2018 Annual Report and Accounts
This has now been sent to all members. Click here to see the full report.
The Somerset Historic Environment Record is part of the much larger South West Heritage Trust website. Our Links Page has links to this website and over twenty other organisations concerned with religious and historic buildings.
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Our Patron Kevin McCloud, the presenter of Grand Designs says:
“Our churches are literally our historic and cultural touchstones – in our landscapes, built environment, family histories and our communities. They embody faith, beauty, craftsmanship and collective memory. So we should cherish them.”