Our Next Event is on Saturday July 13th.
Mediaeval Churches of the North Mendips
2.00 pm start at St James the Great, Winscombe, BS25 1BX. Then to St Bartholomew, Ubley BS40 6PJ. We finish at St Michael the Archangel, Compton Martin BS40 6NF where we will have tea. Book with Rob Harding: email firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 0117 924 0333.
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Another Successful Annual Meeting
The Church Rooms at Stogursey were full to capacity as members enjoyed another action packed Annual Meeting on Saturday 27th April. Business reports were quickly concluded to allow time for the presentation of Awards for the Ride+Stride event held on 8th September 2018.
Philip Skelhorn collected the award on behalf of Holy Trinity Sutton Montis for the church that raised the most money and Michael Auton (Ride+Stride Coordinator) collected the award on behalf of The Revd Jonathan Morris who was the individual raising the most in sponsorship.
A special award was given by our Chairman, Axel Palmer to Alasdair Green (aged four) who was the youngest cyclist to take part, while Granny looks on approvingly. It was then over to Bob Croft, trustee and Somerset County Archaeologist to tell us about the history of Stoke Courcy now known as Stogursey.
This was followed by a visit to St Andrew's Church and then onto Fairfield House, home of Elizabeth, Lady Gass, DCVO a former Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset and one of our Patrons.
Lady Gass gave us a conducted tour of her home followed by Bob Croft giving a brief overview of the archaeological investigations that have been undertaken on the site. The only complaint was that there was just so much of interest there was not enough time to take it all in.
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