John E. Vigar MA, FSA Scot., FRSA

August rambles

1. I`ve recently gone on two churchcrawls in East Anglia and I am pleased to say that churches here are opening up again. However I hear from other parts of the country that are still in severe lockdown.  A few weeks ago I was in York and able to visit two of the great monastic churches that get overlooked by the usual visitor. Selby Abbey is an almost complete monastic church, albeit with 20th century furnishings. It contains some interesting medieval monuments and is obviously much loved and cherished. The other was Bridlington Priory which stands about a mile inland from the modern seaside resort. Here just the nave survives - but what a nave! It also houses a fine 12th century memorial in Tournai marble.


2. My autumn Zoom lectures are now booking. Just click the links below to book your place.

7th September 7.30pm Wall Paintings in Medieval Churches

14th September 3.00pm Stained Glass in Norfolk Churches

15th September at 7.30pm Church Towers of England

5th October at 7.30pm Churches in Retirement

18th October at 7.30pm Exploring Essex Churches

19th October at 7.30pm Exploring Cotswold Churches

16th November at 7.30pm Exploring Suffolk Churches

2nd December at 7.30pm Round Towered Churches of East Anglia


3. I have just produced a short video of Holy Trinty Church, Stow Bardolph in Norfolk. Click here to view it  Stow Bardolph, Norfolk


4. Next month I will be sending out Booking Forms for my two residential tours in 2022. Somerset April 4th-7th and Leicestershire October 10th-13th.

5. The publication of my next little book, Churches of Kent, will be in February 2022 and Churches of Hampshire shortly afterwards.


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