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03 October 2019Day Trip to the two Chester Cathedrals.
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Day Trip to the two Chester Cathedrals.
Thursday 03 October 2019


The Church of St John the Baptist was the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of Chester from 1075 until 1541. It predates Durham Cathedral by some 13 years. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner said that visiting the church was like taking a walk back into the 12th century and that the Nave displays the finest example in Europe of the transition from Romanesque to the Gothic.

Chester Cathedral is familiar to many of us but there is constant development and improvement with new art installations and displays. Our tour will include an organ recital and a conducted tour specifically tailored to our Arts Society.

Our programme will be as follows:

08.30 depart from Lord Street meeting point

08.40 depart from Hillside station

08.50 depart from the Grapes, Formby

10.30 St.John the Baptist Church, guided tour and refreshments

11.30 transfer by coach to Chester cathedral

12.00 Lunch at the cathedral

13.10 Recital

14.00 Full Story Tour

15.15 Tea and Biscuits

16.00 Return to various points in Formby and Southport

Cost £46 which includes coach trip, entry fees, lunch, all refreshments and tips.

Please complete the booking form and enclose a cheque, payable to the Arts Society Southport Day trips, and return to:

Doreen Roberts, 18 Knowle Avenue, Ainsdale, Southport PR8 2PB. 07984 338389

NB Bookings are taken in the order of cheques received. Cancellations can only be refunded if a replacement is found. The Society cannot be held responsible for any personal accident, loss, damage or theft of belongings. Members are covered against liability to 3rd parties. Please check that your personal insurance covers day trips.