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: Prospective members are requested to contact Ralph by phone or e-mail as above. The group is open-ended. All are welcome.
2 pm* Tuesday 26th November 2019
St Mary’s Church, Troston [IP31 1EX]
[Allow 25 mins. from Bury, 20mins. From Thurston]
From Thurston: leave village going north on Thurston Road to A143 Diss road. Cross over and in 2½miles enter Gt.Livermere. At Junction, go straight ahead and in 150yds. bear R. In 1m. enter Troston. Turn R at ‘The Bull’ pub and in 150yds turn L into Church Lane. Park carefully in 200 yds. near church on L.
From Bury: from Tesco’s roundabout with A14 follow signs for Thetford A134. Keep in L lane and in ½m, at first roundabout, [s/p Thetford], turn L and at second roundabout continue ahead on A134. In 1m. take 3rd exit at roundabout [s/p Gt Barton B1106]. In ½m. turn L [s/p Honington/Gt Livermere]. In 3m., in Gt. Livermere, bear L then R, and in 1m. enter Troston. Turn R at ‘The Bull’ pub and in 150yds turn L into Church Lane. Park carefully in 200 yds. near church on L.
*as Sunset will be around 4pm, I intend to finish our visit at 3.30.
Two web sites I’ve come across recently which may be of interest to you.....
www.vidimus.org.uk - an on-line magazine devoted to medieval stained glass (featuring an article on Long Melford church )
www.angelsandpinnacles.org.uk - focusing on many Suffolk churches