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Singing Tour of Shelswell Group of Churches
: Bank Holiday Monday, May 5th 2008 2-6pm
conducted by
Jeremy Dickson
Shelswell Benefice Director of Music

A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH 'LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD'! We met at 2 to rehearse Evensong in Stratton Audley, and then sang the parts of the service successively in Fringford, Finmere and Cottesford churches (with 5 very different organs, and all part of the Shelswell Group) ending with tea at Stoke Lyne church.

MUSIC
Introit
Responses
Psalm
Magnificat
Nunc Dimittis
Anthem
Hymn
Psalm 47
Ferial
93
M
ary's Salidumay
Song of Simeon
Alleluiatic sequence
Hail the Day
John Bell

Monk in C
Kiley
Harper
Barnby
'Chislehurst', Nicholson

Three of the churches in this group, which is north east of Bicester, are in villages where Flora Thompson based her trilogy Lark Rise to Candleford: Cottisford, Fringford and Hethe. (The 'Lark Rise' of the book is nearby Juniper Hill.) A map of the 'Lark Rise' area is here.

 

COST: £8
Churches visited
Cottisford
St Mary the Virgin

13th century, Saxon foundations
Finmere
St Michael & All Angels

19th century woodcarvings by former rector. 1697 clock.
Fringford
St Michael & All Angels

Early 12th century
Stoke Lyne
St. Peter

Norman with later additions
Stratton Audley
SS Mary & Edburga

13th - 15th century,
Jacobean pulpit

BBC TV's adaptation of Lark Rise to Candleford

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