Our Guided Tours

GUIDED TOURS OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH BERE REGIS

From April until October - guided tours of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Bere Regis will take place on:

Tuesdays - starting at 11:00 am

Thursdays - starting at 3.00 pm

For pre-arranged tours at other times contact by telephone:
01929 471339 or email Richard Smith (bereheath@btinternet.com)

01929 471469 or email John England (st_george@stanbarrow.f9.co.uk)

The tours take in :
- the magnificent and unique nave roof including the figures of
the twelve apostles
- the link between the church and the novels of Thomas Hardy, in
particular 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles'
- the long and fascinating history of both the parish church and
of the village of Bere Regis (the 'Kingsbere' of Hardy's novels)
- the unusual figures on the stone capitals ('headache' and
'toothache')

Contact: John England 01929 471469