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CMS AGM, 23rd September 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the CMS will be held at 2.00pm on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at the Porch Room, All Hallows by the Tower, Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ.  Afterwards, Miss Barbara Tomlinson, author of Commemorating the Seafarer: Monuments, Memorial and Memory, will talk to the title 'Commemorating Shipping and Seafarers in the City of London'; followed by tea.

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Future Events

Informal study day at Brecon, Saturday 28 October 2017

Brecon Cathedral (formerly the parish church, and before that the Priory of St John) is ledgerstone heaven. Restoration by Scott in the 1860s and 1870s saved an outstanding collection of early modern floor slabs including about 60 of the characteristic Welsh cross slabs. The cathedral also has medieval cross slabs and effigy tombs.

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WALKING TOUR OF CAMBRIDGE CHURCHES & CHAPELS: This has now been postponed until 2018.

We are aware that the costs of excursions have (inevitably) been rising. I propose to lead a cheaper walking tour of Cambridge churches and college chapels, no fewer than eight, no more than ten, and including Gonville & Caius, which has the most important set of early modern monuments in Cambridge. No refreshments will be provided, but we'll leave a long gap for lunch and finish in time for participants to get tea before the Evensong at Kings & St John's Colleges (5.30/6.30).

Full details and booking form will appear in the next Newsletter and on the web site.

‘Interpreting Medieval Monuments: Iconography and Meaning’: one-day conference in London, Saturday 17 March 2018

On Saturday 17 March 2018 year the Society is holding a one day conference in Senate House, London, on ‘Interpreting Medieval Monuments: Iconography and Meaning’. The speakers will be Sally Badham, Jessica Barker, Brian & Moira Gittos, Nicola Jennings, Andrew Murray, and Sophie Oosterwijk.

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Excursion around Stafford, Saturday 19 May 2018

This excursion (led by Robin Draper) will include freestone and alabaster work from the 16th/17th centuries, classical monuments and a church thought to have been designed by Wren. We will be visiting five churches around Stafford.

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Important Notice: Disclaimer

Note that paths, floors, steps and fittings in and around historic buildings may often be uneven and participants are expected to take reasonable care.  None of the officers, committee or members of the Church Monuments Society and no leader or organiser of any event, visit, walk or programme promoted by the Society shall be liable in respect of the death of, or injury, damage or loss to, any person or the property of any person, which may occur or arise out of participation in any such event, visit, walk or programme.

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