EVENTS AND LECTURES 2019/20 Download our programme here
LECTURES COMING SOON
Wednesday. 11 September - Visit: ELY CATHEDRAL AND STAINED GLASS MUSEUM
(Depart 08.45 - return 17.30).
Known as “The Ship of the Fens”, the spectacular Ely Cathedral is highly regarded by architects and historians all over the world. On the pre-cathedral site stood an abbey church founded in 672AD by St. Ethelreda, the wife of a Northumbrian King but, having flourished for 200 years, it was destroyed by the Danes. What followed was this remarkable example of Romanesque and Norman architecture which achieved cathedral status in 1109. Since then have been added the unique and astonishing Pentagon Tower plus the vast and light-filled Lady Chapel. Located in the South Nave Triforium is the newly restored Stained-Glass Museum displaying over 100 beautiful examples from the 13th century to the present day. All to be much enjoyed in a few hours!
Depart 08.45 from Aldeburgh Church car park, arriving at the West Door about 11.00. A short welcome in the Refectory Cafe where refreshments can be purchased. We will then divide into two groups for separate guided tours of the Cathedral and the Stained-Glass Museum, switching over after a 90-minute lunch break. The Refectory Café offers a wide range of light lunches and snacks for purchase or bring your own if preferred. Close by are also several eating places .
Leave about 15.30, back in Aldeburgh about 17.30.
To Book you have three options:
Aldeburgh Parish Church Hall
Aldeburgh Community Centre
Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall