Shire of Mynydd Gwyn

St James Jamboree

Saturday 21st July 2018 (and linked to demo on Sunday 22nd July)

Charfield Rectory, 36 Wotton Road, GL12 8TG (South Gloucestershire)

Join us on the Saturday for a day of Arts and Sciences classes, fight practice and an opportunity to visit Kingswood Abbey Gatehouse. If you would like to teach a class or run a tournament, please contact us – all offers would be gratefully received. You are also welcome to stay and attend a demo at the St James Day Archery Fayre on the Sunday.

Painting of revellers and archers at a an archery festival, 1527

This day has been planned as a preliminary to participation in a Demo at the St James Day Archery Fayre to take place on the Sunday. The Fayre is being organised by the local church on the basis of an archaic unrepealed law permitting the parish priest to summon the men of the parish to archery practice on a Sunday or Holy Day. St James Church is an attractive redundant mediaeval church which is only used two or three times a year, including the Sunday nearest to St James' Day (25th July). The Fayre will include Have-a-Go Archery, a falconry display, and as many re-enactors as the SCA can provide! There will be a service in the morning at St James based around the mediaeval concept of St James and the Santiago pilgrimage.

Participation in the Demo at the Fayre is not a requirement of attending the St James Jamboree event, but the Jamboree has been designed to allow those SCA members who do wish to take part in the demo to make a full weekend of it. The Sunday event itself is not an SCA event, but attendance by garbed SCA members and demonstrations of arts, sciences and combat will be welcomed.

The event starts at 10 am on Saturday, but it may be possible to accommodate early arrivals overnight on Friday night if necessary on an informal basis, dependent on numbers.


Charfield Rectory, 36 Wotton Road, GL12 8TG (South Gloucestershire)


The event fee is 10 GBP per person and payment details will be sent with reservation confirmation.

This includes food as follows:

Food will be available to purchase at the St James Day Archery Fayre at lunchtime on Sunday (this is not included in the cost of the event).


Please email the Reservations Steward Mary verch Thomas (Mary Frost) at with your name, contact details and any allergies or dietary requirements.


By car: Charfield is easily accessible by road, being just off Junction 14 of the M5 (one junction north of its intersection with the M4). Follow signs towards Wotton-under-Edge. When passing through Charfield, look out for the school on the left, the church and war memorial on your right, and the pelican crossing right in front of you! Charfield Rectory is on the right, immediately after the pelican crossing, still on the zig-zigs.

By train: The nearest railway stations are Dursley and Cam, Yate or Bristol Parkway. Pick-ups from Bristol Parkway can be arranged.

Event Steward

Richard of Salesberie (Rick Williams)


Mary verch Thomas (Mary Frost)

Rapier Marshal in Charge

Gwenllian verch Andras (Kathlyn Bernard)

Head Cook

Katherine Neustadt