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Herefordshire Churches

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 19 April 2012

Where might you find the spot where Saint George killed the dragon and the oldest complete set of medieval bells? The answer lies in the Herefordshire countryside and in the history and legend attached to just some of the beautiful churches that can be found there. The Bishop of Hereford once said that 'The Diocese of Hereford is blessed with so many beautiful church buildings. Most of them stand at the centre of communities they have served for a thousand years or more."

Helen Mark travels around the Herefordshire countryside to meet some of the people involved with the churches that are still at the heart of of the rural communities that they serve. She finds out about their history and heritage, the legend and folklore, their past, their present and what the future holds for them.

Presenter: Helen Mark
Producer: Anne Marie Bullock.

  • Flossie and the grayling carved into the misericord in St Mary Magdalene Church, Leintwardine

    Flossie and the grayling carved into the misericord in St Mary Magdalene Church, Leintwardine

  • The Dragon Well at St George's Church, Brinsop

    The Dragon Well at St George's Church, Brinsop

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