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National Cash for Somerset

Posted on 02/03/2016 by Chris Hawkings

The National Churches Trust has made funds available to enable Somerset Churches Trust to increase its grant giving.

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Playfair Prize Award night at Wells Town Hall

Posted on 05/11/2015 by Chris Hawkings

The winners from Norton Malreward receive their award at a most enjoyable evening held at Wells Town Hall on Friday 30th October. Julian Orbach, Chairman of judges pays tribute to the winners while an amazed Margaret Masding (Lay Reader and mastermind of the project) holds the specially commissioned winners plaque.

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Tour of Friends' Meeting Houses

Posted on 17/10/2015 by Chris Hawkings

A well supported tour of Friend’s Meeting Houses on Saturday 17 October proved to be a fascinating end to our programme of visits for 2015. Members meet outside Clevedon Meeting House.

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Bishop Peter and Jane ride for Somerset Churches Trust

Posted on 14/09/2015 by Chris Hawkings

The Bishop of Bath and Wells Peter Hancock and his wife Jane joined a group of cyclists and walkers to visit all of the churches in Wells and surrounding villages to raise money for Ride + Stride. All of the money raised will be used to repair churches and chapels in Somerset or to help them provide facilities to improve community use.

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SCT visit to churches in Bristol

Posted on 12/08/2015 by Tracy Webmaster

The Somerset Churches Trust runs regular tours of churches – often with a theme. In July Rob Harding organised a trip to three Bristol churches, which date back to Norman times, including the magnificent St Mary, Redcliffe. The picture shows Cecile Gillard the head warden of St Mary Redcliffe pointing out the medieval stained glass.

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"We All Went On A Yellow Vintage Bus"

Posted on 25/05/2015 by Chris Hawkings

A great day out was had by all on our vintage bus tour on 9th May and was not without an element of excitement.

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The Playfair Prize

Posted on 08/02/2015 by Chris Hawkings

Arrangements are steaming ahead for the award of the Trust’s exciting £5,000 Playfair Prize in the autumn. Wells Town Hall is booked for a gala prize-giving on Friday, 30th October and tickets will shortly be available (see Programme of Events). The closing date for entries was 30 June 2015.

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