Visit to South Oxfordshire on Wednesday 8th May 2019
Wednesday 8 May 2019
For this visit to South Oxfordshire, you will visit three places which are extraordinary and take you on a historical journey. We will start at Rycote Park, a great Tudor mansion visited by royalty from Henry VIII to Charles I. It is set in beautiful gardens with a splendid 15th Century private chapel nearby. We will be given a guided tour and hear a talk on the history of Rycote and the recent restoration project. We will then go to Dorchester and visit the Abbey and Cloister Garden and then lunch in the old 15th century Guest House. A short walk after lunch will take us to our second chapel of the day, the Catholic Church of St. Birinus. The Presbytery (RC rectory) is close by and has been lived in by the priest since the church was built. Father John Osman will be in Lourdes at the time of our visit but his housekeeper will allow us a visit. Our last venue is the old village if Iffley and we will visit the Church of St. Mary and its rectory. The parson still lives in part of the old rectory and the church is one of the best preserved Norman Churches in England.
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