Having visited Fairford church before and knowing it's one of the best examples of ancient stained glass in the country, I thought we should go there, but we needed a bit more to occupy the day. I've also visited Quenington church, and admired the stone carved door surrounds, so I put that on the list, surprised to find when I looked it up that Quenington is only 2 miles north of Fairford. It was then that I noticed the Heritage Ratings of the two churches were 4 out of a possible 5, and used it as a way of deciding where to go next. It's very easy when looking up historic churches, the nearest ones are listed when looking any churches up. So to complete the trip, we added the two Eastleach churches to the list.
I'll relive the trip via photos in the order in which we visited the places. Just as we were about to enter Fairford from Lechlade, there was a sign on the right indicating a historic church, so Rona did a quick swerve to the right and we followed the brown signs and ended up in Eastleach Turville where we parked and looked at St.Andrew's Church,
St.Michael & St.Martin seen below
And so onto Fairford church, the first reason for our trip out:
If you'd like to come on a trip to Fairford church with a talk, the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery are going there on 4 June.