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 25th September 2018
POSTPONED until 23rd October St Mary the Virgin, Santon Downham [IP27 0TQ]
18 miles from either Bury or Thurston; allow 40 minutes
From Bury -take B1106 towards Brandon. In 16 miles enter Brandon and take 1st R onto Green Road. In 1 mile at T-junction turn L and immediately R [signposted Santon Downham]. In 1 mile enter village and continue with green on R. Park carefully and courteously by church ahead at end of the green
From Thurston –take Thurston Road north towards Gt Barton. In 2½ miles cross over A143 [signposted Troston/Gt Livermere]. In Gt Livermere, at R bend and with telephone box L, bear L [s/p Thetford ]. Continue to junction with A134 [s/pThetford] and turn R. In Thetford continue forward over traffic lights and at roundabout with A11, take 2nd exit [s/p Brandon B1107]. In 2½ miles. turn R [s/p Santon Downham]. In 1 mile enter village and in 200yds turn R and park carefully and courteously by church on R.