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The Early Church in Herefordshire


ISBN 0 9536314 1 9

Paperback 168mm x 240mm  158 pages with 33 illustrations by the authors and nine colour plates on a four-page insert. 

Published by Leominster History Study Group for Leominster Historical Society in 2001.


Edited by members of Leominster History Study Group:  Ann Malpas, Janet Butler, Arthur Davis, Sheila Davis, Tony Malpas and Chris Sansom.
Cover, Graphic Design and Layout by Arthur Davis.

This book was the result of a collaborative project jointly with Leominster Historical Society In the year 2000, to mark the turn of the millennium, the Society held a conference in Leominster on the history of the early church in Herefordshire.

The four distinguished speakers who gave the lectures at the conference were John Blair, John Harper, Joe Hillaby and Keith Ray, all experts in their fields (see illustration of the back cover). 

The book also includes two other chapters, not given at the conference, but written afterwards. One is by Ann Malpas, on a Wheel of Life painting in Leominster Priory Church, with a coloured illustration by Arthur Davis, and the other a new translation and commentary by Hugh  Pawsey on the Legend of St Edfrid of Leominster.

We regret that there are no available copies for sale. Hereford Library, Leominster Library, and Leominster Historical Society Library have copies to lend.