Show of Hands tour – St Mary’s the Virgin, Shrewsbury

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Date(s) - 26/10/2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

St Mary's the Virgin


Show of Hands with special guest Kirsty Merryn on 26th October 2017

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Please note that this venue has unallocated seating – there are no restricted view seats.

We know – it’s not a cathedral! But how could we pass up the chance of playing in a church with one of the tallest spires in England and world-famous stained glass!

‘The spire of St Mary’s, Shrewsbury  is one of the tallest in England and for over 500 years it has dominated the skyline of Shrewsbury’s old town. In 1739, showman Robert Cadman attempted to slide from it, head first, using a rope and a grooved breastplate. His engraved obituary stands outside the west door. The church is now the only complete medieval church in Shrewsbury. It dates from Saxon times and has beautiful additions from the twelfth-century onwards.

Inside, the atmosphere is peaceful with the soaring stone arches giving way to the church’s great treasure – its stained glass. There are panels in glorious colour including the world-famous fourteenth-century ‘Jesse window’; filled with figures of Old Testament kings and prophets, and scenes from the life of St Bernard – a Medieval cartoon strip that shows him ridding flies from an abbey, riding a mule and curing the sick. No other church in the country has a collection to equal it’

About the author: Kirsty Merryn