Heritage Open Day - William Barnes Recital at Whitcombe Church

The Church, Whitcombe, Dorset
15th September 2023
Whitcombe Church
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We are delighted to invite you to Whitcombe Church to enjoy a recital by the William Barnes Society in the this very special church where William Barnes himself preached his first and last sermons.

Whitcombe Church was built in the 12th century, but the site was used for worship in the Saxon era, evidenced by the fragments of two Saxon crosses that can be seen inside the church. Much later, the minister, poet, writer and philologist, William Barnes preaching his first and last sermons in the church.

In celebration of the history of this remarkable church and the work of William Barnes, the community of Whitcombe and the William Barnes Society invite you to a recital of Barnes' work followed by refreshments.

This event is free, but donation would be very welcome to support the work of the William Barnes Society and the Churches Conservation Trust to maintain this church and St Peter's at Winterborne Came where William Barnes is buried, ensuring that they can be enjoyed and celebrated for generations to come.

Full details on the Heritage Open Days website.

Tina Osgood

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