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Echoes of the 12th century resonated from the walls of the church of St Mary the Virgin, Iffley
A team of conservationists worked for several weeks on the 12th century stonework around the church. They showed us how they were protecting the carvings, and let at least 250 people climb their scaffolding
A Celebration was held in honour of Annora, an anchoress who lived just outside Iffley Church during the 1230s
A Saturday in May found Iffley churchyard quietly populated by artists. Wherever one looked, around the churchyard and inside the church, there were people drawing, painting, looking at the building and its surroundings.
Two plays written in the 14th and 15th centuries for members of Guilds of shipwrights, fishermen and mariners to act during their time off from practicing the ‘skills and mysteries’ of their craft were performed by Iffley's very own angels, Noah and children.. .
Hundreds of people joined a 3-day celebration of THE STONES OF IFFLEY The geological secrets of the building were revealed, and so was the working world of the 12th century craftsmen, the hazards and wonders of working in the conservation of historic stone, and much more.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO GO TO Iffley Church IN 1530-1560?
CONVICTIONS, LOYALTIES, IDENTITIES: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE ENGLISH REFORMATIONNotes on a lecture given by Dr Lucy Wooding for Living Stones, Iffley, on 3 October 2020.