Church Monuments Society


Not so much an AGM …

By CMS in CMS news

This year’s Church Monuments Society AGM is going to be more of an Event – ‘ace tour and lecture with AGM attached’. We meet on 22 September in the church of St Olave Hart Street, Dickens’s ‘Churchyard of St Ghastly Grim’, with its macabre gate. Inside is a stunning collection of monuments (see below for some photos). After a tour of the church, and discussion of the monuments, Julian Litten, author of The English Way of Death, will lecture on Samuel Pepys (Elizabeth Pepys’s monument is in the church).

We hope these events will inspire you to come along to the meeting. Of course, the AGM is important as well. This is when members get to discuss the Society’s policies and activities. This year our President, Jean Wilson is retiring. Stepping into her shoes is a big challenge, and we have two candidates, so we need members to turn up and vote. More details about the candidates and the agenda for the AGM are at

The AGM is for members, but non-members are welcome to join us for the church tour and lecture. Timings are a bit uncertain but the church tour could start at any time after 3 pm. If you want to join us, it would help if you could let the Secretary know: email

These photos are deliberately uncaptioned – if you want to know more, come along on 22 September.



Comments (1)

  1. Not forgetting refreshments – including wine.


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