Saturday, 16 May 2015

FoBC Supporting St Mary's Bell Tower Appeal

At the recent FoBC tour of the Berkeley Family Mausoleum in St Mary’s church, Friends supported the church fund raising efforts for the Bell Tower Restoration Appeal,  explained on the day by appeal committee member and Friend, Chris Smith.

The Friends generously donated £192 on the day.

If you are interested in supporting the appeal, please visit St Mary's Website or email

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Magna Carta Illuminated Pedigree

Last weekend the Castle held a Magna Carta exhibition, with 12th Century original documents on display and a Feudals Living History Event.

Here's a photo from a Friends talk by Castle Archivist, David Smith, showing the illuminated pedigree that was shown as part of the exhibition.  David is pictured with Mr John Berkeley.

Friends of Berkeley Castle AGM

Our AGM was held on 27 April. 

Sally Morgan, newly appointed FoBC Honorary member, is shown below presenting the financial figures to the Friends AGM, with President Charles Berkeley, Chairman Paul Walkden and Vice-chair Diana Merrett.

Visit to Berkeley Family Mausoleum

The Friends recently had an interesting private tour of the Berkeley Mausoleum in St Mary’s Church with Henry Phythian-Adams, who provided fascinating insights into its history.   Henry is pictured below with Charles Berkeley and other members of FoBC.