Open Church Sunday 24 June
Although you may be familiar with the inside of our church, how often do you visit other local churches? You may have attended the occasional service but have you had the opportunity to appreciate their architecture or fabric?
Now for one Sunday in June many churches throughout the diocese have agreed to open their doors, welcome visitors and, in many cases, provide refreshments and activities.
So here is an idea for a family day out on Sunday 24 June. Pack a picnic, plan a route using the booklet of open churches or the list at www.livinggodslove.org/openchurchsunday
and drive, cycle or walk on a tour of churches in your area. You will be sure of receiving a warm welcome and seeing what is inside some interesting buildings that you now just drive past.
St Paul’s Chipperfield will be open from 9am – 6pm.
Tours of St Paul’s by local historian Mary Nobbs are at 11.30 and 2.30.
Worth noting are the unusual orientation of the church, the west window by John Hayward and the Exceptional 3-manual TC Lewis / Hill pipe organ, extensively overhauled and modernised in 2008. A talk about the organ, with demonstration, lasting 15-20 minutes will follow the church tours. Cream Teas will be served in the award
winning Parish Room 2– 5pm
Holy Cross Church, Sarratt, will be open from 11am -5pm.
Many footpaths converge on Holy Cross Church Sarratt so it has been called The Walkers’
Church. Come and see a special display of footpath maps and information about walks in the beautiful Chess Valley and Sarratt countryside and also enjoy the many fine features of this lovely ancient house of prayer