Ashingdon Minster

A place of worship for nearly a millennium, four years after the Battle of Ashingdon in 1016, when King Canute, King of the Danes, conquered the Anglo Saxon King Edmund Ironside, Canute built this church in commemoration of those who died. Stigand was the first Rector of the church and Canute's personal chaplain, who would later become Archbishop of Canterbury and present at the coronation of William the Conqeror (depicted on the Bayeaux Tapestry). Acknowledgements of its history can be found in the Danish flag which is displayed inside the church alongside a model of a Viking longship and a beautiful east window featuring a scene portraying Canute.

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Saturday 6th April 2019

10am

ONE TICKET FOR TWO PERSONS

Every school child has heard the story of King Canute but did you know he was present here in the heart of Essex? This ticket is for a personal VIP guided tour of Ashingdon Minster for 2 by a local historian who will explain all the history of King Canute, the Battle of Ashingdon and the origins of the church. Find out about the events from 1000 years ago and amaze your friends with these startling facts!

 

TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING PLEASE TELEPHONE 01702 318133. ARRANGEMENTS FOR ATTENDING THE EVENT WILL THEN BE SENT TO YOU.

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