ACOUSTIC TRIANGLE 2005 TOUR
St. Mary's Centre, St. Mary's Hill, CHESTER
A Chester Festival event
St. Mary's was originally one of Chester's seven medieval parish
churches. Much of the building dates from the 14th Century and some
(restored) original furnishings are retained. Inside are the painted
tombs of wealthy local families; outside, in the churchyard, the graves
of prisoners executed in the Castle, which is situated next door. Three
Cheshire witches who were hanged in 1656 are buried in a corner.
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, took refuge in St. Mary's when
his preaching met with violent opposition from the locals.
The building is now used as an arts centre run by Cheshire County
Chester Festival is programmed by Andrew Burn, who also manages the
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
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