Thomas à Becket: the man and the Church

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Thomas à Becket: the man and the Church
29th August – 27th September

2020 is the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom in 1170 of St Thomas à Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. His death was a dramatic episode in the long struggle from the late 11th century to the early 14th century between the universal church under papal leadership and the feudal monarchies which were to develop into the nation-states of Europe.

North west corner of St. Thomas a Becket church from Christ Morrison July 2020Image from Chris Morrison Gordon Braddock for publicity for September 2020 exhibition








Visit this exhibition to explore the turbulent life and death of the man that the church in Warblington is dedicated to: the 1,000 year history of the church, its building and treasures and the people who have influenced it from early Norman times up to the present day.

Emsworth Museum is open on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Monday (August 31st) 10.30am – 4.30pm and on Sundays 2.30pm – 4.30pm. A stairlift is available. Admission is free but financial donations to help with the running of the Trust and museum are always welcome. For more information telephone 01243 378091, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

If you see the banner flying from the flag pole and the “OPEN” notice on the North Street side of the building you will know that the museum is open and you will be assured of a warm welcome.




All Dates

  • From 29 August 2020 to 27 September 2020
    Saturday & Sunday

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