Stanway in Colchester

Church Visits

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 £2.50 per person to support church funds.

We take a short break in December and January (due to seasonal activities) and start again in February.

This year, 2018, our visits to date are:-
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

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.

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