Tours will be starting on 13th March and will carry on until the end of October 2023. Usually there are six tours a week provided by trained guides who love to share the rich heritage and treasure of the building from near and far. Tours cover the history of this historic wool church from its origins in 1150 AD with its troubled history with the Abbey in medieval times, the Tudor period and the Civil War and its place in the town today.
Points of special interest include the Tower and its buttresses, the stained glass windows, fan vaulting and wall paintings in the Catherine chapel. On to the chancel and the floor tiles, organ pipes. Continuing into the South aisle and the Boleyn chalice, the wine glass pulpit and on to the Monox tomb, the christening cope, and the Lego model of the Abbey made in 2017.
Tours are free but donations are welcome.
Tours are advertised monthly to fit in with the life of the parish. You can find details on http://www.cirenparish.co.uk and in local hotels and info centre, CDC office, the RAU and Corinium Museum and local business hubs.
Additional private tours for societies and special interest groups at a cost of £5 per head and can be booked at the Parish Office, tel 01285 659317 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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