Events

Snargate Narropera 2 July

A narrated opera ‘ The Devil’s Marksman’ (Der Freischult – 1821) starting with a picnic at 5pm. No need to book and full details are shown on the attached poster.

JAM on the Marsh Festival – 6 to 16 July

The John Armitage Memorial (JAM) was set up to promote music and other arts and to make use of the wonderful Marsh churches. It runs from July 6th to 16th of July and full details are on the JAM website (www.jamconcert.org).

Romney Marsh Churches Tour

July 6th,  10:00 am – 5:00 pm at a cost of £30.00 per person.
For the last two years JAM on the Marsh has hosted a tour of the famous Marsh churches, run by the Trust. This year we visit the churches of East Guldeford, Ivychurch, Old Romney and Snave.  John Doyle, internationally-renowned watercolourist and President of the Trust, will be exhibiting his watercolours at Ivychurch.*

* The tour will include time to enjoy his paintings.

You will be greeted at the Rose and Crown with morning coffee, before joining your guides on the Festival Bus for your visit to the first two churches. You will return to the Rose and Crown for lunch and the enjoy the second half of the tour in the afternoon, returning in time for tea. The ticket price includes morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and festival bus travel around the Marsh.

To book tickets, please go to www.jamconcert.org.

*The John Doyle Watercolour Exhibition at Ivychurch

The church will be open from 8.30am to 8.00pm from July 6th to 16th of July.

JAM on the Marsh Festival: Bach Cello Suites and Tour of Two Churches

July 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Tickets £10 to £30.

This is a rare opportunity to hear all six of Bach’s wonderful Cello Suites in one day. The day starts at St Georges Church, Ivychurch where Anita Strevens will play three of the Suites, interspersed by fascinating talks about the church by the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust. After this performance the audience will take the Festival Bus to The Star Inn, St Mary in the Marsh for lunch. After this refuelling the remaining Suites will be performed in St Mary the Virgin Church, across the road from The Star, again with fascinating insights into the church. After this second concert the bus will take the audience back to their cars at Ivychurch. This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear some of the greatest music ever written for Cello, in two iconic churches, in one day.

To book tickets, please go to www.jamconcert.org.

Members’ Tours – 1 July and 2 September

There are two members  tours each year visiting two Marsh churches in the morning and a further two after lunch. Joan Campbell and Elizabeth Marshall are taking the tours as usual on 1 July and 2 September to the same churches; New Romney and St Mary in the Marsh and then Dymchurch and Burmarsh. Members can book places through the Hon Secretary, Elizabeth Marshall.

Snave Harvest Festival – 10 September

The church of St Augustine, Snave has been redundant since 1983. It is held in trust for the people of Snave and for the nation. Its Trustees are the Lord of the Manor of Court at Wick, and the Chairman of Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust.
It is maintained wholly under the aegis of Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust. There is an annual thanksgiving service held at 3pm on the second Sunday in September (10 September 2017) to which all are welcome.

Snave Latin Mass – 23 September

A splendid traditional Latin Mass, organised by the Latin Mass Society  (LMS) was held at Snave in 2015 and 2016. It was probably the first such service since the Reformation almost 500 years ago and the LMS are holding another Latin Mass at Snave this year on Saturday,23 September at 12 noon and they very much welcome members of the Trust to join them, Previous Masses in St Augustine’s have been such moving occasions. Refreshments will be served in the church after the Mass.

The Latin Mass Society, founded in 1965, is an association of Catholic faithful dedicated to the promotion of the Traditional Latin liturgy of the Catholic Church. More information can be found on their website (https://lms.org.uk/).