Start at 2.00 pm at St John, Churchill Green, Churchill, BS25 5QW, (car park north of church), a Grade I listed church mainly dating from 1360, with ancient armour and monuments relating to famous predecessors of the Churchill family dynasty. Some pre-Reformation stained glass, originally from Wakefield Cathedral.
On to St Andrew, Church Street, Banwell, BS29 6EA, also Grade I listed and dating from the C15th, and with pre-Reformation font, stone pulpit and an eminent rood screen dated 1522. The tall interior has a fine wagon-roof and much elegant stonework.
We conclude the tour at St Augustine, The Green, Locking, BS24 8DA, a C14th Grade II* church with a very interesting square Norman font bearing carvings characteristic of Celtic art. We will be able to study the tower, built in 1380 and newly restored after huge fund-raising in 2018–19. Tea here – donations please.
Book with Tony Davies, e-mail: email@example.com, tel: 01225 336124.