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The Minster at Night

Beautiful Ilminster

 

Ilminster, one of Somerset's many charming market towns, lies in the beautiful countryside of South Somerset half way between Yeovil and Taunton, close to the A303 and within easy reach of the M5.

 

The town gets its name from the near by River Ile and its beautiful 15th century Minster. The early town grew up around this church and its soaring perpendicular architecture and fan vaulting in both the tower and Wadham Chapel and the addition of engraved glass doors at the nave entrance, commissioned to celebrate the Millennium, make it well worth a visit. To the north of the Minster is Court Barton, a collection of attractive ham stone buildings which include the Chantry, Cross House and the old Grammar School founded in 1459. One of the first chapels to be built in the area, around 1719, can be found in East Street. Known as the Meeting House, it has been converted an exhibition gallery, with an information centre and cafe.

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ILMINSTER CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

MONDAY DECEMBER 5 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 10 2016


Last year over 50 trees were on display and had nearly 2,500 visitors raised over £2,000 for your chosen charities.


This year the Minster is opening up the Christmas theme and asking if you would like to display either a Crib Scene or a decorated Christmas tree.


If you would like to join in please download the form and return it to Marie Jewson.


IN MEMORY OF DEPARTED FRIENDS AND FAMILY


During December the church will be floodlit on the dark evenings from 4.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. in memory of departed but cherished members of friends and family. If you would like the church floodlit in memory of an individual please specify which date in December and make a donation (minimum £10.00) to St Marys PCC, Ilminster. If you do this before 15 November we will publish dates and names in the parish magazine as well as display them in the back of the church.

Date Posted: 27/09/2016.

 

 




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