Planning is underway for visiting a variety of churches in 2020. We visit churches of all ages and sizes. Typically we begin our programme in April and finish in October each year. We usually meet a local guide who knows and loves the church we are visiting and who is happy to give a talk and a tour, recounting some of the building's history and picking out important or unusual features.
In 2019 we have enjoyed tours of Derby Cathedral, parish churches in Holton-cum-Beckering, Donington (near Spalding), Grasby, Linwood, Market Rasen, and conservation churches in Clixby and Snarford.
All were different, all were extremely interesting. In 2020 we shall be travelling out of the county for a very special day trip in the summer, which will include a tour of a magnificent cathedral. There will be visits to some churches within just a few miles of Horncastle, plus a drive to the north of the county for two churches – one a large and impressive church in a town centre, the other celebrated for the beautiful features paid for by a wealthy local resident. Among the splendid touches are work by two leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement, Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris.
For most visits members are asked to meet at 9.30am on the Wong car park for car-sharing. Everyone is asked to donate £2 to each church we visit, or more if we are provided with tea, coffee and biscuits, as often happens.
The full programme for 2020 will be available in the new year.
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