Visits and Other Events

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Our AGM took place at the Church of St. Bartholomew The Less, on

Tuesday 1 March 2022

The AGM of the Rectory Society  took place on 1st March 2022 at 6/6.30pm at the Church of St. Bartholomew The Less, in London.  Our speaker was Matthew Parris, former Conservative MP, broadcaster, leading columnist of The Times and a leading columnist of The Spectator.   You can listen to the sound-recording of the talk between Charles Moore and Matthew Parris by clicking on the link below.

Listen to the recording of the AGM: click here.


Two-Day Visit to the Isle of Wight

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th May 2022

DAY 1:  We will visit Carisbrooke Castle just outside Newport in the morning.   Next we will visit some churches near the village of Bonchurch and the Old Rectory before going on to see the Ventnor Botanical Gardens and we will have a simple supper there.  Everyone should make their own plans for overnight but there are many hotels and pubs on the island.

DAY 2: We will start at the Old Rectory and garden in Kingston, and next we will visit St. Peter’s Church in Shorwell and then repair for lunch at Mottistone Manor and see some further churches.  Then we will visit Farringford House, the home of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Please see the full details on the Information sheet/Application Form inserted with the March 2022 Newsletter, but you can also download it again here.

Visit to Oxfordshire: Rousham, Spelsbury and Church Enstone

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Wednesday 8th June 2022

We will visit two great estates:  Rousham and Ditchley Park as well as the village of Church Enstone.

The first estate of Rousham boasts a beautiful old house and glorious garden built in 1730’s when it was built.  We will visit the Old Rectory on the estate and the church of St. Leonard and St. James.  We will go on to a visit to the second estate, Ditchley Park, which has existed since Tudor times.  We will visit the churches on the estate and the old rectory, lived in by one of our members.  After lunch we will visit Church Enstone and St. Kenelm Church and finally repair for tea at the Old Vicarage belonging to another couple who are our members.

For fuller details please see the Information Sheet/Application Form which was inserted in our March 2022 Newsletter.  But you can also find it by clicking on the tab Future Visits and Logging-In to the Member’s Area.  Then from the Future Visits tab you can then download and print the sheet out, fill it in, and send it off to the visit organiser (address at the bottom of the sheet).