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Thursday June 9th - Church Crawl -   Cranborne Chase area

The plan for the crawl on Thursday June 9th is as follows:

 

10.30am    Meet St Nicholas’ church, Ashmore, SP5 5AE

11.30am   Church of St Mary, Chettle, DT11 8DB

 

12.30 pm Gussage St Andrew – DT11 8DL followed by :

Light lunch at Winterbourne C ottage, Minchington DT11 8DH – a short walk from Gussage St Andrew chapel

 

2.30 Visit St Mary, Tarrant Hinton, DT11 8JB

 

3.30  St Mary, Tarrant Gunville, DT11 8JN

 

Finishing (if the weather is fine) with a graveyard tea!

 

There is a charge of £10 each which covers the cost of the lunch.  Dr Tim Connor will speak to us about the architecture and history of each church and my speciality is the stained glass.

 

Parking is difficult at my cottage for lunch as it is a narrow lane, a neighbour has kindly said we can park in his drive or one can walk from the chapel at Gussage St Andrew as it is only a short walk down the lane. There are only spaces for 3 cars at mine so anyone who needs to park right here please say and I will keep a space for you. I will hand out a detailed map on reaching my cottage on the day but if anyone wants a large map of the whole day let me know as I have one I can post to you.

 

I do hope you will join us - do not hesitate to telephone me or email if you have any further queries. 

 

Best wishes   Sue Smith

 

Future crawls:

Wednesday 6th July – Beaminster, Netherbury, Melplash, Powerstock

Thursday 8 September, - Portland Wyke Regis - still planning!

 Crawl Map

 

Wednesday July 6th - Church Crawl     Powerstock area

The plan for the crawl on Wednesday 6 July 2016 is as follows:

 

10.30am    Meet St Mary’ s church, Netherbury, DT6 5LR

11.30am   Church of St Mary, Beaminster, DT8 3BA

 

12.30 pm Mapperton – All Saints church – DT8 3NR followed by :

 

Pre-booked light lunch in the café at Mapperton

 

2.30 Visit St Mary Magdalene, North Poorton, DT6 3TH

 

3.30  StMary, Powerstock, DT6 3TD

 

Finishing (if the weather is fine) with tea in Myrtle Cottage garden, the home of Dr Tim Connor.

 

There is a charge of £10 each which covers the cost of the lunch.  Dr Tim Connor will speak to us about the architecture and history of each church and my speciality is the stained glass.

 

Parking is tricky in deepest Dorset - at Netherbury there is some parking at the top of the hill (sort of behind the church) which I would recommend for people who might find the steep cobbled path tricky. In Beaminster we will need to park where we can in the church/market square area. From Beaminster to North Poorton is a delightful drive through the countryside but at times it does look as if one is driving straight into a private garden!

 

I do hope you will join us - do not hesitate to telephone me or email if you have any further queries or would like a more detailed route map..  It is important to let me know if you are staying for lunch as I have to inform Mapperton of numbers in advance.

 

Best wishes   Sue Smith

01725 552225 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Future crawls:

Thursday 8 September, - Portland WykeRegis - still planning!

Map 2

 

Church Crawl to Portland, Thursday 8th September

10.30am for 11.00, meet at the Avalanche Memorial Church, also known as the Church of St Andrew, located in Southwell village. DT5 2EQ

12 noon – The Easton Methodist church - DT5 1BX

1.00pm   - Lunch at The White Stones café, just down the road from the Methodist Church.

2.15pm – All Saints Church, Easton, DT5 1HG – just round the corner from the café and on the opposite side of the square to the Methodist church.

3.15 pm – St George’s church, Reforne, Wide St, Portland DT5 2JP. - Vast and solitary, St George's is one of the most magnificent 18th-century church in Dorset. It rises from the rocky, treeless and dramatic peninsula of Portland and is surrounded by a sprawling churchyard which is a treasure trove of fabulous headstones and memorials that tell tales of murder, piracy and adventure.

Dr Tim Connor and Sue Smith will be your guides on this church crawl. There is a charge of £10.00 for the day and it would be very much appreciated if you could let Sue Smith know if you are planning to attend (so we can let the cafe know how many for lunch).

Sue Smith Tel: 01725 552225 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This promises to be a great day of beautiful views, remarkable churches and fascinating history - I do hope you will join us.  The map should enlarge to show you details if you click and copy it and then enlarge it.