Sussex History through its Churches*
It’s coming to the end of 2021 we hope you have enjoyed all the visits we’ve made this year.
> We have one visit coming up this month. We hope it will help to put you in the festive mood:
> ** PLEASE NOTE ** this visit has been postponed to next Spring.
**Tuesday 7th December St Andrews Church in Alfriston BN26 5TL **
> 11.00 am Saturday 18th December
> St Margaret of Antioch Church in Isfield TN22 5XP
> Plenty of parking outside the church
> The church is holding an open day to see the Christmas decorations
> 10.00 am Thursday 20th January 2022
> Zoom meeting
> Quick catch-up to wish everyone a Happy New Year and plan where we’d like to visit next year as the weather gets warmer.
> We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy (?) New Year.
On Wednesday November 17th we met at St.Michaels & All Angels in Church Lane, Southwick BN42 4GD, A lovely church with the history of 2 strong local families.
Our visit to Woodmancote Church on Thursday 28th October, meeting there at 2pm went well. It was a most interesting time, learning the history of the church and enjoying its beautiful situation. Many thanks to Veronica for organising this visit.
This is a fairly new group and has proved very popular. The intention is to explore and understand the history of our local area by visiting some of the many ancient churches to be found. We also meet together again to discuss and collate the information and impressions we have gained from our visits.
We started the new season with a planned visit to Piddinghoe church on September 2nd at 11 am.
This was a most interesting visit, some pictures are below.
For more inf please contact the group facilitators, Carol and Ann.
As it was not possible to conduct group visits to churches outside our area we decided to concentrate our efforts on the local parish of Patcham throughout the lockdown. We asked people to bring stories, memories and investigations into local Patcham history; its buildings, routes, growth patterns, together with any pictures that would be of interest..
This is Patcham Church which has recently had its old damaging Victorian rendering removed and new lime mortar repairs made. To watch the recording of the Architects talk, use the link All Saints Conservation talk.
All members are welcome to come to the Zoom meeting whether or not you have a contribution! Our regular time slot is the 4th Wednesday of the month, mornings 10.00 -12.00. To join the meeting please use the normal Patcham zoom address - click on Zoom Patcham u3a or for more information visit the Links page.
(The plan this year was to work our way up the Ouse Valley from Newhaven to Lewes. Unfortunately with the covid restrictions this has not been possible, But several members managed to visit the Parish Church of St Annes in Lewes in September/October and reported back through a Zoom Meeting.)
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Dec 7th||Meeting cancelled - visit postponed to next year - St Andrews Church in Alfriston BN26 5TL|
|Sat Dec 18th||Meet at 11.00 am St Margaret of Antioch Church in Isfield TN22 5XP|
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.