Day Trip to All Saints, Brockhampton

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On Saturday 22nd June 2019 a large enthusiastic group went to Brockhampton in the Wye Valley to visit the Arts and Crafts style Church of All Saints.  The church was described by Nikolaus Pevsner as “one of the most impressive churches of its date in any country”. The church is constructed in the mediaeval style but was completed in 1902.  Following a very interesting guided tour and time to look around the church we went on to lunch in nearby Fownhope.

The group then went to visit the Church of St Mary Magdalen in Hewelsfield.  This church was restored by William Butterfield.  We had time to look around this church and churchyard and admire the architecture.  The church also has some beautiful embroidery on pew cushions and book covers which echoes the carving on the woodwork in the chancel and showing the wild flowers which grow in the local area. The ladies of the parish very kindly provided tea and cake for us before we left this lovely area to return home.

We arrived back in Penarth a little after six having enjoyed a very interesting day and lovely weather.

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