St Mary’s is the most complete medieval church in Shrewsbury, with world-famous stained glass. It is cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust – the national charity protecting historic churches at risk.
Visitors can enjoy special talks, tours and performances:
Free recorder performance by ‘Tempus Infinitum’ – Friday 8th from 11:30am until 2pm
• Drop in to hear this Birmingham ensemble perform from their repertoire of early recorder music from the Baroque and Renaissance period.
Looking Up; A Stained Glass Tour of St. Mary’s - Thursday 7th, Friday 8th & Saturday 9th at 2pm
• Join us to discover the history behind the beautiful glass housed at St. Mary’s Church, from the world-famous fourteenth-century Jesse window to the remarkable examples brought from Europe and installed during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Free guided talk lasting 30 minutes.
Altar Cloths Uncovered - Friday 8th & Saturday 9th 1pm-4pm
• We will be opening up our altar cloths cupboard up to the public to have a look at the intricate design and colours of these amazing textiles. We will also answer your questions about the significance of the colours and the history of the cloths. Free; drop-in.
The church will be free to enter and open to explore from 10am until 4pm Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th, with the Battlefield 1403 café serving delicious cakes and lunches.
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