Aims: We aim to explore the great heritage of history, beauty and antiquity to be found in our local churches Even a short visit can be an adventure of discovery and delight. This has led us to realise that there is no such thing as an ordinary church. Every church is unique. We marvel at the skill and craftsmanship displayed in the architecture, carvings and stained glass to be found even in the smallest churches and throughout all periods of history up to and including the present day.
Arrangements: We visit one or two churches in a given locality commencing at 2 pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Venues: The venues for the next visit are announced at each church crawl. These details are also posted on the notice board at Monday morning Monthly Lecture Meetings in Thurston Community Centre. The group is open-ended. All are welcome.
The group at Hawstead Church on 24 February 2015
2pm, Tuesday 24thApril 2018
Cowlinge, Church of St Margaret [CB8 9QA]
[allow 30 mins. from Bury]
Leave Bury on A143 towards Haverhill. In 12 miles, after passing ‘Cherry Tree’ restaurant on R and ‘40 mph’ sign, turn R [signposted Cowlinge]. In 1 mile pass ‘Cowlinge’ village sign and continue for a further mile through village [Erratts Hill & Queens Street]. Church brick tower will become visible to half R. Bear R onto Newmarket Road and after 300yds. cross over narrow bridge with white rails and turn immediately R up lane to church. Park carefully beyond tower.*
*it is possible some outside repair work will be undertaken then -park with care