Heritage Open Days at St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze

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Cancelled due to latest government advice on Covid19


St. Mary’s Church is opening its doors for Heritage Open Days. This is the first time the church has been open to the general public, other than for worship, since Covid19 struck, and offers a rare glimpse of recent conservation works to the buildings medieval wallpaintings and decorative features.

Entry will be on a free pre-booked timed ticket between 10am and 4pm on the following days suring September 2020:

  • Friday 11th
  • Saturday 12th
  • Sunday 13th
  • Friday 18th
  • Saturday 19th
  • Sunday 20th


To meet current government requirements visitors will be welcomed in small groups of 6 persons for each half hour session. For more information go to the St. Mary’s Church website.

Paul Gardner, Chair of St. Mary’s Conservation Project Board, says:

We are delighted to be opening the church to visitors on Heritage Open Days and are grateful to our wonderful volunteers for making the church safe and welcoming. Numbers for the event are limited so do get your tickets early to make sure of a place

This event is being run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of Heritage Open Days 2020. Social distancing  and the wearing of face masks is required at all times, with hand sanitisers in place at entry and exit.

15th Century ceiling boss, restored 2019
Golden Cavalier monument to Captain Edward St. John, 1645
Decorative walls schemes in the St. John chapel, conserved 2019
St. John family polyptych, early 17th Century