Fairford History Society

Fairford History: Publications

March 2014: New Publication

OP13

Music in the Window’s of St Mary’s Church

by John Read.

FHS Occasional Paper 13

Take a closer look at the angels in the stained glass and learn all about the medieval instruments they are playing.

Price £2.50p (£2 to FHS members) available from enquiry@fairfordhistory.org.uk or 01285 711768 or St Mary’s Church, Fairford

 

 

PUBS, INNS AND BEER RETAILERS IN FAIRFORD

Pubs Book

Compiled by Alison Hobson
FHS Occasional Paper -7
Price £1.00

This booklet was compiled with historical Information about former and present pubs and inns in Fairford to provide additional information for the picture presentation on pubs and hotels of Fairford by Edwin Cuss on February 16th 2012. It also lists all the beer retailers. Price £1 (p&p 50p) available from enquiry@fairfordhistory.org.uk or 01285 711768

THE CLERGYMEN OF THE CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, FAIRFORD

by Chris Hobson
(FHS Monograph No 7)
Published by Fairford History Society. 2011vicars
Price £5.00

At least 78 named clergymen are known to have preached and conducted services in St Mary’s over the last 700 years. Starting with Ralph Hengham in the late 13th Century, this monograph traces the lives of the vicars and curates who have been resident at Fairford up until 1974. Also included are some clergymen from other parishes, like the famous Kebles, who frequently performed duties at Fairford. In the distant past many of Fairford’s vicars have been pluralists and non-resident; in some cases there is no evidence to suggest that they ever attended services although they received their salary! Yet others, like Christopher Nicholson, who started the parish registers in 1617; Francis William Rice who became Lord Dynevor; and Canon Edward Keble, served the parish long and well. Many of the clergymen had long careers elsewhere in the church, not just in the UK but overseas as well. This monograph records a wealth of biographical detail of men who have been at the very centre of Fairford life for seven centuries.