A series of fundraising events for a tenth century church will bring the medieval period to life in St Albans.

Medieval Daze, a series of events in St Michael's Church and the Kingsbury Barn from Tuesday, September 17, to Saturday, September 21, will raise money for the maintenance of St Michael's Church, the building that gives the village its name.

Harry Christophers of The Sixteen will be coming to St Michael's Church on Tuesday, September 17, at 7.30 pm. He will talk about The Sixteen, who are celebrating 40 years of performing choral music. The Sixteen have become one of the world's leading choral groups. Often heard on BBC Radio Three, Classic FM, and Scala Radio, they have given concerts across the world from London to Shanghai, New York to the Vatican, while taking their annual Choral Pilgrimage to cathedrals across the country including St Albans. Harry will be interviewed by Sara Mohr-Pietsch who has just written a biography on Harry and The Sixteen called A New Heaven.

Other events will include a performance of Remembering King Arthur: Tales from Logres on Friday, September 20, at 7.30pm in Kingsbury Barn, and a day of medieval talks and activities including an English Martial Arts demonstration by Maester Terry Brown, medieval drinks and music, tricycle jousting, and more from 10am until 8pm on Saturday, September 21, at Kingsbury Barn. Also don't miss:

• Acclaimed fantasy painter and conceptual artist Chris Achilleos talks dragons

• Arms & armour from film & television with armourer Terry English

• Build your own medieval crafts for kids

• A doctor of medieval English on the Anglo Saxon experience in Verulamium

• Have-a-go nerf archery

• Medieval dances

• Sherwood Forest longbow maker Pip Bickerstaffe builds a medieval war bow

The Friends of St Michael's Church Chairman John Verulam said: "St Michael's requires regular maintenance. It's the oldest and most significant Anglo-Saxon building in Hertfordshire, it was built in the late 10th century, and is now a Grade I listed building and we want to ensure it survives another 1,000 years."

For tickets and more information, join the Friends of St Michael's Church by emailing the Membership Secretary Guy Marshall at guymarshall31@yahoo.co.uk or visit the St. Michael's parish church website at www.stmichaels-parishchurch.org.uk or call 01727 835027.