Each month we visit a different church where we are given a tour by an experienced guide (usually the vicar, curate or local historian) focussing on the history and architecture of the building, after which the guide will answer any questions we may have. The visit usually includes refreshments, often provided by the church staff or occasionally at a local café. This gives us an opportunity to discuss the visit and exchange views over a refreshing drink.
There is no limit on the number of members but you do need to let the Group Leader know if you will be attending. There is usually a donation/collection of £3 per person to support church funds.
We take a short break in December and January (due to seasonal activities) and start again in February.
Our visits in 2019 are:-
Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu, Neasden
St Stephen's Church, Great Wigborough
St Mary's Church, Little Dunmow
All Saints Church, Purleigh
St Mary & All Saints, Rivenhall
Lifts can usually be arranged.
If this focus for visits interests you, please use the Bluebird contact button at the side of the page to send a message to the Group Leader.
Our visits in 2018 were:-
Buddhist Centre, Merrymeade House, Brentwood
St Mary the Virgin, Kelveden
All Saints Church, Maldon
St Mary's Church, Lawford
St Andrews Church, Greensted, Ongar and St Margaret's Church, Stanford Rivers
St Mary's Church, Langham
St Giles Church, Langford
St Barnabas Church, Alphamstone
St Nicolas Church, Witham
St Lawrence Church, Rowhedge
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