Thursday 7th July at 7.00 p.m. The consultant architect for six years to 2020 and two masons who have worked on the church for 10 years (and continue to do so) will talk about St Laurence’s Church from their different perspectives and the challenges of conserving it while remaining sensitive to its history. SPEAKERS: IanContinue reading “ARCHITECT’S AND STONEMASONS’ VIEW OF THE SAXON CHURCH”


A special event featuring words and improvised music with leading poet and raconteur CHRIS TUTTON and harpist ANNE DENHOLM on FRIDAY 17th JUNE at 7.30 pm. Tickets: £10 Available from: Chris Tutton is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of seven collections of poetry and has been coined by Ned Sherrin as “the masterContinue reading “IMAGINARY LANDSCAPES”

Webinar: Martin Carver on Sutton Hoo

THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 7.30pm – 9pm £7 per screen (£4.50 WANHS & Bradford on Avon Museum Members) Martin Carver, writer, broadcaster and Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of York, explores the evolution of the Sutton Hoo excavations and the voyages of a brand new Anglo-Saxon ship. This is a joint fundraising event forContinue reading “Webinar: Martin Carver on Sutton Hoo”

Lute concert – St. Mary Tory

THURSDAY 26TH and FRIDAY 27th AUGUST 2021 at 6.30pm MUSIC FOR LUTE Two informal concerts of 16th century music played by BILL BADLEY In the current situation only 12 people will be able to attend each performance. Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection in aid of the church. No interval –Continue reading “Lute concert – St. Mary Tory”

Webinar: Michael Wood on Athelstan

Wednesday 5th May, 7.30 p.m.: King Athelstan and the Making of England In this richly illustrated talk historian and film maker Michael Wood looks at the fascinating story of one of the great figures in English History. Followed by Q&A. Athelstan was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 and from 927 until his death inContinue reading “Webinar: Michael Wood on Athelstan”