Monthly Archives: October 2014

Risby, Suffolk – St Giles

Just one trip into Suffolk this holiday – for an evening meal (getting a bit too dark for decent photos). Risby – a small village off the A14 – is a village that is special to us. The youngsters went … Continue reading

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Harston, Cambridgeshire – All Saints’

        Our final Cambridgeshire church stop was All Saints’, Harston – just across the A10, next to the river – TL418509. This is one of three churches in the Benefice of Harston, Hauxton and Newton – and … Continue reading

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Thriplow, Cambridgeshire – St George

When we drove through the village of Thriplow yesterday I had not got the map open and had failed to find the church. My brother reminded me it is a church worth visiting (aren’t they all?), so today we came … Continue reading

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Barrington, Cambridgeshire – All Saints’

Barrington has a huge village green, and the church stands at the east end – TL397499. It is part of a largish benefice – http://www.beneficeorwell.co.uk/index.php?pageid=466. I have never seen a web page directed at those of us visiting; food, accommodation … Continue reading

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Foxton, Cambridgeshire – St Laurence

As a teenager I cycled many miles and tried to visit every church within a 10 mile radius of home in Barton. On this holiday we are driving up and down the M11, and have had time to come off … Continue reading

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Felsted, Essex – Holy Cross

We drove on over the dual carriageway A120 (connection Stansted to the East) and under the disused railway line (which, at a fraction of the cost, could have linked Stansted and Braintree as it used to) – http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/f/felstead/. Through Felsted … Continue reading

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Stebbing, Essex – St Mary the Virgin

We drove through the village of Stebbing and found the church of St Mary the Virgin – TL664240. I opened the door and found a mum and a couple of youngsters who had just enjoyed a messy church morning. It … Continue reading

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Great Dunmow, Essex – St Mary the Virgin

We had a week in Bread Cottage at http://www.buryfarmcottages.co.uk – very convenient for Saturday’s wedding, Cambridge and London. Just a few miles from Stansted Airport, but in the middle of nowhere. I even managed a country walk.       … Continue reading

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Saffron Walden, Essex – St Mary the Virgin

We are back in Essex for the wedding of Siân and Adam. We first got to know her as an RSCM Southern Cathedral Singer with Hannah – any young singers, we highly recommend the RSCM choirs – http://www.rscm.com/ukIreland/choirs.php. Lots of … Continue reading

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Gosforth – All Saints’

I gave platelets first thing – time to link to the platelet website. This is a very good thing to do – and gives me a couple of hours every four weeks to lie back and give an armful. I like … Continue reading

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