There will be a tour of churches in the Stanford Training Area on Friday 17th April at 1.45pm.
Come and join us for a fascinating afternoon in the Military Training Area near Thetford. Once a year, with the armed forces absent during the lambing season, we are given permission to enter the STANTA ‘Battle’ Area and have a look at the churches.
The Norfolk Churches Trust have been doing these visits for several years, but if you haven’t been before I can highly recommend it. The landscape is mostly unchanged since the 1940s. During the tour we will visit the round-towered Church of All Saints’, Stanford, which is in the middle of the Battle Area; the smallest church, St. Andrew’s Church, Langford with its beautiful Norman doorway and medieval door; St. Andrew’s Church, Tottington which is a fine example of the Decorated and Perpendicular styles of architecture and St. Mary’s, West Tofts, a medieval church impressively restored in the Victorian period by the leading Gothic Revival architect, A.W.N. Pugin. It is hoped we will be able to hold a short Evensong service, led by Fr. Philip Gray, in one of the churches at the end of the tour.
Guide books on the churches will be available for purchase on the coach.
To cover our costs we suggest a donation of £15/head for members of The Norfolk Churches Trust, non-members £20/head.
We gather at West Tofts Camp, IP26 5EP at 1.45pm where we will be given a talk by one of the ‘Battle’ Area staff before getting on the coach for the tour.
See attached application form for details to apply for a space on the tour
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