Saxon Sanctuary

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St Peters at Wootton Wawen, near Stratford upon Avon, is one of the oldest structures in Englands Midlands. Its tower dates back to the 900s, if not earlier and the barn roofed Lady Chapel is most unusual. The Saxon Sanctuary Exhibition, traces the story of a tiny Iron Age settlement through to the turn of the Third Millennium. It explores Woottons mysterious past, including how it got its very odd name. Wagen or Wawen was the Saxon lord of the manor a thousand years ago. Six extraordinary paintings, especially commissioned from Philip Shepherd, trace the history of Wootton Wawen through the ages. Roads and ponds appear and disappear, a Saxon monastery is succeeded by a Norman priory, the river changes course, village life visibly transforms, and at the centre St Peters reflects the spiritual aspirations of every generation in turn.

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Turn off the M40 at junction 15 and follow the A46 (South) to the second roundabout. Then turn right on the A3400 towards Henley-in-Arden.
St Peter's is on the right four miles further on.
From the M42, junction 4, follow signs to Henley in Arden. Go through the town and follow signs to Stratford. St Peter's is on the left one mile later.


Wootton Wawen station is on the Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon line.


The X20 runs between Birmingham and Stratford and stops outside the church.


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Daily 09:00 - Dusk




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Address: St Peters Church, The Wagen Trust, PO Box 3456, Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, B95 6DZ, UK.
Phone: +44 1564 792659

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