News & Events

We are currently developing a new programme of events and activities including talks, tours and Lydiard heritage trails which are open to the general public.  In 2020 our talk series is closely linked to the St. Mary’s Church Conservation Project, exploring the fascinating and diverse human stories behind the building and its treasures.

We are also creating new special events for members, to add to our regular seasonal meetings and look forward to sharing these with you.

Redeeming Death - Mortality, Portraiture and the Quest for Salvation

20th May 2020

Talk by Jessica Rosenthal Mcgrath, exploring commemorative portraits in parish churches in the late 16th and early 17th century.

Annual Members Meeting

16th May 2020

Catch up with latest news, an excellent talk and afternoon tea

Margaret Beauchamp baroness and 15th century matriarch

30th March 2020

Talk by St. John family historian, Sonia St. John

Rancho Santa Fe Author Talk

24th March 2020

Written in their Stars

Hard Hat Tours

27th February 2020

Discover the vital repair works taking place inside St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze

Behind Closed Doors
Category: News Published on: 10th February 2020

St. Mary’s may be closed until Easter but while the congregation worships in other locations, young people are gaining new...

The Lydiard Chronicles Lecture Tour

February and March 2020

Tales from Inside the Tower of London - Presented by the English Speaking Union of the United States

St. Mary’s Church seeks Volunteer Co-ordinator
Category: News Published on: 23rd January 2020

The St. Mary’s Conservation Project has involved local schools, youth theatre and family activities, introducing many new...

Latest Lydiard Chronicle wins acclaim
Category: News Published on: 21st January 2020

Elizabeth St.John’s much anticipated historical novel ‘Written in their Stars’ was recently awarded “2019 Historical...

‘Angels, Buckets and Bells’

14th January - 24th March 2020

A creative exhibition celebrating St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze

Unique Archive Secured for Posterity
Category: News Published on: 14th January 2020

In December 2019 the Friends achieved their ambition to find an appropriate home for the late Brian Carne’s irreplaceable...