Royse Murphy, stone carver, putting the finishing touches to a copy of the LION on the South Doorway of the Church.
The Harvest Festival congregation, neighbours and visitors from as far away as Oxford in Canada came to watch him at work. They also had a chance to explore the church and churchyard with the help of red-shirted volunteer guides for Living Stones. They loved the short film conveying the effect of 12-century wallpaintings. One said, ‘I particularly liked the way the music seemed to fill the church, and the visual effect of the wall painting.’ Lots of people followed the new Trail leaflets too.
One of our visitors commented, ‘What a special day! The best Living Stones so far I think. Well done! SO many people are coming to see our wonderful church and you’ve trained up such a team of dedicated volunteers. And people are dedicated. Wasn’t it wonderful how much interest Royse Murphy attracted. I found it all fascinating.’