Talk: Medieval wall paintings in Gloucestershire churches

Date: 21st March 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

During the Middle Ages, English churches were decorated with wall paintings telling the stories of the Old and New Testaments, the lives of the saints and various moral lessons – a veritable ‘Poor Man’s Bible’, there to assist the priest in the instruction of his largely illiterate congregation. 
This talk will explore the many surviving examples to be seen within the medieval churches of the historic (pre-1974) county of Gloucestershire, including those from St. Michael’s Church next door to The Barn!

Refreshments available on arrival and during talk. Cash and card payments accepted.

Free parking on site. Parking for this event will be at the Barn, BS36 1SE.

Due to the nature of this talk tickets are only available to attend in person. This talk will not be streamed via zoom on this occasion.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.