Stroud & District

Church History & Architecture

Our leader is Pat Harper (01453 757412, e-mail Church Hist Leader).

We meet at various venues on the 3rd Friday of the month.

We go to two churches each time, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with a pre-ordered group lunch usually at a convenient pub at lunch time. We may visit the first church at 10.30am or 11.00am, dependent upon how far away it is from us. We meet on the third Friday of March through to November. December is too close to Christmas and January can be very cold in churches! In February we meet for lunch to discuss the churches we've looked at in the previous year and to make suggestions for churches to be visited in the coming one.

Do be prepared to drive long distances in the summer months when frequently we visit churches outside the county of Gloucestershire. In the months when the clocks go back we tend to visit local churches.

You must be on email, as we do everything by email because this keeps the admin costs down to nil. I send out an information email every month with details of directions and post codes to both churches and the pub, together with the menu from which you choose your lunch to enable me to pre-order. The costs to each individual include making a donation at each church we visit, and, when it is offered, paying for welcoming tea/coffee/ biscuits which we receive when a church is fund raising.

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