Lifting the Roof on St Mary’s update
Don’t forget the fundraising event at St Mary’s, Purton, on 9 November, especially if you’re a history buff….
Here is the following update from Dave Nettleton-
“A reminder that on 9 November 2017 at 7.30 pm Dr Jonathan Foyle is coming to Purton for a fundraising evening for the repair of the Chancel roof. The title of his talk, to be given at St Mary’s Church Purton, will describe the meaning behind medieval symbolism and building.
Jonathan is an award winning presenter of history programmes on television. His programmes include Climbing Great Buildings, Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer, People’s Palaces: Civic Architecture in the North and Hidden House Histories. He has even appeared on the One Show!
Jonathan is uniquely qualified to teach us about the architecture of St Mary’s as the author of books on church architecture: Lincoln Cathedral: The Biography of a Great Building and Architecture of Canterbury Cathedral.
If history is not really your thing, just come to be entertained. The University of Cambridge International Summer Schools describe his talks as follows: Excellent preparation, command of subject, fun, good use of media, very professional, good pace and extremely interesting content.
Free tickets are available for this event on at www.eventbrite.co.uk. Just search for Dr J Foyle once you’re logged in. Tickets will also be available on the door.
This event has been organised to help raise funds towards the £18,000 target that the PCC of St Mary’s must find towards the repair of the Chancel roof and we look forward to your generous support through a retiring collection . The balance of the £140,000 cost of the repair is coming from grants and the Church Commissioners.
The evening will include projected images of the bells of St Mary’s as they are rung and also refreshments. Please remember that parking is limited at St Mary’s so if you come by car please park carefully.”