Thu 23 April
Depart from Redbridge P&R 8.15am, Taylorian 8.30am, Oxford Parkway P&R 8.45am
The Church of the Holy Innocents is ‘gothic revival’ and is famous for its fabulous wall paintings. It was constructed by Thomas Gambier Parry, father of Sir Hubert Parry, the composer of Jerusalem. The unique wall paintings were designed and painted by Gambier himself, inspired by his visits to Italy. Thomas’ son Hubert spent most of his childhood at Highnam Court, and it is said he practised the organ in the church. After Eton he followed a musical career and later became Director of the Royal College of Music and Professor of Music at Oxford. Following refreshments, we will have a tour of the church including a short organ concert of Parry’s music, and then move to nearby Highnam Court. Here we will have a Ploughman’s lunch (included), tour of the downstairs rooms and a walk in the garden before returning home.
Organiser: Sue Peach. Tickets available: 51
Access: The Church and House are fully accessible.
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You will be contacted by 6 March on whether you have been successful in securing space(s) on the trip.