St Mary, Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire - 21st September 2003
According to the parish records, there were many generations of the Fanner family married, baptised and buried here. Sadly there is no physical evidence of their presence, despite diligent searching not a single tombstone was to be found here.
What we did find though was the church busy with preparations for the Harvest Festival weekend and the bells being rung - lovely - although the resulting swing of the light fittings in the south aisle were a little alarming!
There is a transcript of the Bishop's Transcript of the Baptisms Register (1622 - 1810) here.
Here are the church banner and the organ, which is situated at the back of the North Aisle.
Donhead St Mary clearly has (or had) a talented embroider among its parishioners, as this gorgeous altar cloth demonstrates. There is a lectern cloth to match!
Here is a view looking east from the nave into the chancel.
And here is the font, wonderfully dressed ready for the harvest festival.
I have further information about this parish in my vital records section of this website.
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