Pembridge Tapestries

Telling the history of the village of Pembridge from Doomsday to the present Century in 12 separate panels

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It started as a chance remark. (Doesn’t it always?) But after hundreds of hours and thousands of stitches, the Pembridge Tapestries are now complete.

In this series of tapestries we have brought to life some of the key moments in the history of the village, from the Norman conquest through to the 20th century as well as including some myths from the local area.

They are on display in the amazing medieval church of St Mary the Virgin, Pembridge.  (Please contact Gill Smith 01544388441 or email ianandgillian@googlemail.com for information on opening during winter months).

Souvenir merchandise to purchase includes postcards, aprons, tea towels and brochures with the complete history of each tapestry as well as the story of the making of the tapestries.

combined drawing and stiching

An example showing how accurately the drawings (left half) became the tapestries (right half) and indicates the skill, determination and experience of all involved.

This is a selection of some of the recent comments that have been left in our tapestry visitors book:

“The tapestries are stunning, bright, colourful and alive with character and charm.”

“Lovely church, beautiful tapestries, fascinating village.”

“God gives gifts to all people. The tapestry team works well with their gifts to The Glory of God.”

“Fantastic achievement, beautiful.”