Arts, Crafts and Scientific Theories: Selsley Church and Througham Court Garden

Date(s) - 3rd Jul 2015

All Saints, Selsley


Selsley Church
Selsley Church

A visit has been arranged for Friends to see the well-known Arts & Crafts Church, All Saints at Selsley.  This is a celebrated work by the important church architect G F Bodley, incorporating notable stained glass by William Morris and his company Morris & Co., their first ecclesiastical commission.  Bodley was asked to design the church, built 1861-2, by Samuel Marling, patriarch of the mill-owning family, who lived in the adjacent Stanley Park House.  Philip Webb provided the scheme for the whole church with Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown and Campfield also being involved.  Friends will be given a guided tour after coffee on arrival.  A buffet lunch will also be provided.

Througham Court
Througham Court


In the afternoon we will visit Througham Court Garden, owned by Dr. Christine Facer Hoffman, a scientist who now runs her own landscape architecture business.  The Jacobean House built around 1610 is surrounded by the garden on three sides and is situated in a beautiful and remote valley in the Costwold Hills.  The garden encompassing about 6 acres is of two styles: an Arts & Crafts Garden created in 1930 by the Cotswold Architect, Norman Jewson and more contemporary areas created by Christine over the past 15 years with designs inspired by the numbers and patterns in Nature.  Tea will be provided.

COST PER PERSON: £35.00 to include coffee, guided tours, buffet lunch and tea.

Pick-up points: Six Ways: 9.20 a.m.  Wellington Square: 9.35 a.m.  The Wilson: 9:50 a.m.  Return will be about 6:30 p.m.

Applications with cheque (payable to FCAGM) and a stamped SAE to Mrs. J. Ogle, 1 Wellington Square, Cheltenham GL50 4JU as soon as possible.  New Friends should be aware that outings book up very quickly so a prompt reply is advised.

Please included in your application: Name, Address, Phone Number, Date, Pick-up point, whether new Friend in last six months and whether unlucky with previous booking.