Places of Worship
All are welcome to join us on our visits to places of worship. Visits are
usually arranged for the first Tuesday of each month. The locations vary
greatly; visits to places of worship sited locally are conducted in an afternoon;
visits to locations some distance away may require a full day.
It has been our practice to travel by train to London at least twice each year. This has
provided the opportunity to access two synagogues, the Queen’s Chapel of
the Savoy and many of Wren’s churches in the East End, although there are
more to see.
Travelling by car share for full day excursions has taken us to
North Essex, eg Saffron Walden, Stansted Mountfitchet and into Suffolk. A
full day excursion gives us the bonus of sharing lunch at a hostelry. We have
the privilege of being welcomed by custodians of churches/chapels who are
well versed in the historic and social history of their churches. Refreshments
are usually served which provides time to chat about what we have
discovered, to share personal knowledge and to ask questions.
Details in the newsletter and on sign-up sheets at the monthly meetings
Members are not required to ‘join the group’, but if you would like to be kept
informed as to which visits have been arranged, email your contact details to
the Co-ordinator. Each person on the list is emailed particulars of each
month’s venue, times, and arrangements for car share, if needed.
Costs include car share if used, train fare (we take advantage of ‘group
savers’) and donations to the church on the day.
For further information please contact the co-ordinator, Dawn Mundy on 01621 854065 or click on the pigeon to the right to send an e-mail to the co-ordinator.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Apr 7th||Visit to Canewdon / Ashingdon|
Arranged by Roger
|Tue May 5th||Visit to Chipping Ongar / Greensted|
This and the Westminster Abbey dates have been switch as previously indicated that they might
|Tue Jun 2nd||Visit to Westminster Abbey |
Tony Trowles, Maldonian and former Organ Scholar at St Mary’s Maldon is the Head of the Abbey Collection and Librarian.
Tony has arranged for us to visit the Abbey, the new Galleries in the triforium and the Library.
Entry to the Abbey is £14 (usually £19) + £5 for the Galleries.
Donations to the guide and the Library are at your discretion.
We will travel together by train. The Abbey will hold tickets for us to ensure entry. Please register interest with Dawn as soon as possible
|Tue Jul 7th||Visit East Mersea St Edmund the King & Martyr/Peldon|
Arranged by Di
|Tue Aug 4th||Visit to Little Burstead / Buttsbury|
Arranged by Sylvia
|Tue Sep 1st||Visit to Waltham Abbey and the Gunpowder Mills|
Arranged by Jim
|Tue Oct 6th||Visit to Chelmsford Cathedral / Jewish Synagogue , Chelmsford|
Arranged by Dawn & Jim
|Tue Nov 3rd||London Walks and Southwark Cathedral|
Arranged by Jim
|Tue Dec 1st||Visit to Christmas Tree Festival Kelvedon|
Arranged by Dawn and maybe Di