In 1951, when Arthur Mee was compiling his series of books on English counties The King's England, he included a volume on Monmouthshire, but today Monmouthshire is very definitely part of Wales. Mee wrote: ‘it is the rivers that give this green and pleasant county its outstanding richness of scenery’, so we shall explore some fascinating churches close to the Rivers Wye, Usk and Monnow, amidst the picturesque landscapes of this relatively unknown county. In addition, the Dean will lead prayers and even play the organ in one of the churches. We aim to visit:  St Peter, Dixton, a beautiful Norman and medieval church beside the River Wye on the edge of Monmouth;  St Mary, Llanfair Kilgeddin, an isolated medieval church in the Usk Valley, restored in the 1870s by Seddon, with superb wall decoration by Heywood Sumner of 1890;  St Aeddan, Bettws Newydd, a tiny medieval church with ancient yew trees and possibly the most significant medieval rood screen and loft in Wales;  St Mary, Usk, a medieval priory church, with screen, monuments and Victorian organ; and St Bridget, Skenfrith, another fine medieval church next to Skenfrith Castle and the River Monnow.

Meet at Broad Street for 8.30 am departure.

Cost of ticket: £38 (£45 guests).  First come, first served!

Booking is essential for this event via the booking form which can be downloaded here. Please return your completed booking form to: 

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