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Programme of Events 2020

We have an exciting programme of church visits and events now in place for 2020. See the Events Calendar  or click here for the complete programme.
Please book in at least a week before so that there is enough tea!

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Village Churches In The Locking Deanery
Start Date/Time:
10 October 2020 14:00
End Date/Time:
10 October 2020 17:00
Recurring Event:
One time event

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:, tel: 01225 336124.

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