Tidenham Historical Group published their first book in 2014
‘The Churches and Chapels of Tidenham Parish’.
After many years of research all present and former places of worship in the parish are recorded in the book, from St Tecla at the mouth of the Wye to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Sedbury consecrated in 1988.
The first recorded church was built in AD625 and over foureteen centuries since then the parish has been the location for a wide and intriguing variety of Christian places of worship. This beautifully illustrated book provides a lively and unique overview of their history, significance and architecture as well as providing detailed guides to all of the surviving buildings accessible to the public.
As it was the local people who used the buildings and brought them alive, the book reflects many colourful human aspects of their story: the wealthy benefactors who paid for the churches and supported the poor in the area; some memorable priests; raiding pirates and even a whole commumnity given just eleven days to move out of their homes.
There are also chapters on Stained Glass and Fonts.
The book is available from Chepstow Bookshop or Hanley Farm Shop on the A48 or by post from this website, price £15 plus p&p.
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The book has raised funds for all the current places of worship including over £1000 for the Tidenham Parish Church of St Mary and St Peter.