27 June Salisbury-Bemerton AfterConference Flyer

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27 June Salisbury-Bemerton AfterConference Flyer



Monday 27th June 2022

The George Herbert in Bemerton Group is delighted to offer delegates attending the Sixth Triennial Conference of the George Herbert Society an opportunity to visit the location of Herbert’s life and ministry during his final years.

Following a buffet lunch on arrival, visiting delegates will be invited to see St. Andrew’s Church, the Old Rectory and the recently opened George Herbert Heritage Centre. There also will be a guided tour of Wilton House, the nearby seat of Herbert’s kinfolk the Earls of Pembroke. The visit programme will conclude at about 5:30 pm.

Evening Event
In the evening (7.30 pm), the Group is hosting a public symposium entitled ‘Full of All Knowledge’. We hope that visiting delegates will stay on to attend. The discussion will focus on Herbert’s prose work The Country Parson and the implications of his decision to enter the priesthood and accept the living at Bemerton.  The panel will be:

  • Professor Christopher Hodgkins (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
    • The Rev’d Dr Mark Oakley (Dean, St. John’s College, Cambridge)
      • Professor Helen Wilcox (Professor Emerita, Bangor University)

ModeratorThe Rev’d Canon Professor James Woodward (Principal, Sarum College)
There is no charge for admission.  After the event, light refreshments will be served in a local riverside garden.

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For those wishing to stay in Salisbury overnight, excellent rooms are available at Sarum College in the Cathedral Close. Delegates are entitled to a reduction of 15% on room prices – quote offer code GH22.  Book through https://sarumcollegehospitality.co.uk.

Otherwise there are several Bed and Breakfast guesthouses locally, and reasonably-priced hotels in and around Salisbury.  For guidance, contact the Group: ghbgroup@georgeherbert.org.uk.

Delegates wishing to be included in this visit are asked to complete the accompanying form, and submit it as an email attachment to the Group by no later than 15th May 2022. Please send the email to visit@georgeherbert.org.uk with the subject line BEMERTON VISIT. All bookings will be confirmed by return email.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bemerton


The George Herbert Society has arranged one-way coach transport for this event with Cambridge Tours, departing from Magdalene Bridge in Magdalene Street near the punting dock at 8:00 am on Monday, 27 June 2022, arriving St John’s Place, Bemerton about 3 ½ hours later. To book a coach seat, please follow the directions below or visit the ‘27 June Salisbury-Bemerton Symposium’ link at https://english.uncg.edu/george-herbert-society/.

On departure from Salisbury, there is an hourly train service to London (journey time 90 minutes). See the Group’s website at www.georgeherbert.org.uk/church/visitors.html for more details of local travel facilities.


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