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People invited to discover historic churches
3:10pm Sunday 29th September 2013 in News
PEOPLE in Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove are being given the chance to explore beautiful churches of the area.
A Festival of Churches Open Day event will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 11.30am to 4.30pm.
Games, arts displays, shadow puppetry and coffee and cake will be on offer for visitors to St Michael’s Church in Stoke Prior, St Mary de Wyche Church in Wychbold and St Michael’s Church in Upton Warren.
St Michael’s in Stoke Prior dates back to the 12th century and was beautifully restored by John Corbett in the late 1800s. The famous Victorian Ann Aldham watercolours will be returned from the county archives and put on display for the occasion.
John Corbett, known as The Salt King, is buried in the church yard which lies on the new Corbett Trail history route.
Wychbold’s St Mary de Wyche Church is known for having floors and walls at odd angles as a consequence of the subsidence caused by underground salt extraction. There will be a music workshop with instruments for children to play, a chance to make some table top flower decorations to take home, ribbon cross making and other activities.
Upton Warren’s St Michael’s Church is a Georgian gem and boasts an extraordinary east window.
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