Visit to St Lawrence's Church, Ansley, and St John the Baptist, Berkswell

at St Lawrence's Church, Ansley, and St John the Baptist, Berkswell

WLHS’s summer visits continue with an outing to Ansley and Berkswell Churches, led by Dr John Hunt. Dr Hunt will help us investigate the developmental sequence of the two churches and find out about their tenurial history and landscape setting.  We will consider the medieval communities that these churches served, as well as  the buildings themselves. John promises us the chance to get actively involved in an understanding of how these two churches evolved. Both churches are accessible for wheelchairs (apart from the Crypt at St John’s).

Meet at 10.30 am at St Laurence’s Church, Church End, Ansley, CV10 0QR in the car park adjacent to the church. Dr John Hunt will show us how this church incorporates fabric of the twelfth century and later, including an enigmatic sculpture.

12 noon to 12.30 pm: A half hour car journey to St John the Baptist Church, Church Lane, Berkswell, CV7 7BJ, On-site parking for disabled use only but free public car park in the centre of the village a hundred yards away and off-road parking on nearby Meriden Road.

12.30 to 1.30 pm: Lunch in the Jordan Room, St John the Baptist Church

1.30 pm to 4 pm: Dr Hunt will then help us explore St John’s, one of the county’s more celebrated churches, noted particularly for its elaborate double crypt, which will form part of the visit. The building also comprises Romanesque and later fabric.

4 pm Tea in the Jordan Room, St John the Baptist.

Price: £21, including buffet lunch and afternoon tea (£24 non members).  Click here for more details and for booking information

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