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The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. For more information about the churches in our care, donations and volunteering opportunities and to book for the events listed visit the website:


Events are free to attend unless otherwise stated - donations welcome.


24 June – 13 July - Shropshire Art Society Summer Exhibition


01 – 31 August - Stained Glass Festival

Celebrating the stained and painted glass of St Mary’s Church, alongside displays of contemporary glasswork and community creations. Nicola Hopwood, a stained-glass artist from the Herefordshire/Powys border, will be exhibiting a selection of beautiful window designs during the festival. More information about her work at:


Stained glass tours in St Mary’s throughout August. Please contact the church to find out more details. 


12 – 31 August - Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Exhibition

The exhibition – Letters Hand Made – will celebrate the charity’s 30th anniversary. The displays will showcase forms of calligraphy and lettering arts with an opportunity to have a go.

Saturday 17 August – Calligraphy Demonstration

Kate Gravestock will demonstrate calligraphy skills and techniques with opportunities for visitors to observe and ask questions. Two sessions: 11:00-12:30 and 13:30- 15:00. 

This demonstration is run in conjunction with the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society:


Saturday 24 August, 10:00-16:00 – Calligraphy Workshop with Peter Furniss

Attendees will practise the use of the broad edged calligraphy pen to produce the lettering used in the speech ribbons in selected stained-glass windows. The aim is to produce a bookmark or piece of text to take home.

Full day workshop with an hour break (please bring your own lunch or visit a local café). The workshop is limited to 12 people and  is run in conjunction with the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society:  Suitable for adults and older teenagers (15+). £35 per person. Book tickets via: – What’s On page.


16 August - Stained Glass Evening Lecture

Robert Walker, author of The Medieval Stained Glass of Herefordshire & Shropshire, will deliver a talk on St Mary’s glass, the trade of imported materials, and the work of David Evans.


Opening times (subject to volunteer availability)

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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