Church Monuments Society

CMS Symposium 2018

The Monuments of Hereford and Herefordshire



44-46 Broad St


The cost to CMS members is £180: non-members £200.

Saturday day rate £15 (excluding evening dinner): non-members £20.

Sunday day rate £30 (including buffet lunch): non-members £35.

Friday afternoon optional visit to the cathedral, Mappa Mundi and chained library £6.


This year’s symposium is to be held at the Green Dragon Hotel, which is opposite Hereford Cathedral in the city centre. The symposium will focus on monuments in the cathedral and surrounding Herefordshire countryside, where there is such a wealth of monuments. There will be a varied lecture programme ranging from the fabulous Romanesque carving at Kilpeck church, arms and armour worn by Herefordshire knights, cathedral monuments and brasses.

We will begin on Friday afternoon with an optional visit to the Cathedral’s Mappa Mundi and chained library and after evening dinner a lecture on the Mappa Mundi.

Lectures will begin on Saturday morning and with the afternoon free to visit the cathedral and explore its wealth of monuments. Lunch is not provided on Saturday but there are many eating places close by.

On Saturday evening there is a drinks reception followed by a silver-served dinner and members’ contributions.

On Sunday a varied lecture programme will be delivered, and the symposium will close with afternoon tea at 4.00.

The event is also open to those who wish to attend on a daily basis.

This event has been organised by:
Mark Downing, FSA, 9 Kestrel Drive, Sundorne Grove, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 4TT.