Outing

Record of Places Visited

Here is a list of the places we have visited 

Name

Where

Date

New St Lawrence

Ayot St Lawrence

April 2016

Caldecote

Thu, 29/07/2021 - 2:30pm

We plan to start our 2021 programme with a visit to St Mary Magdalene and the deserted medieval village of Caldecote (near Ashwell).  Details will be published at the end of May.

This non-religious group visits places of worship to learn about their architecture, monuments and history, and about the people who have been associated with them over the centuries.

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Following the Governments latest guidance on the Covid-19 Spring Plan we are starting to cautiously get ready to open up some of our activities, whilst also continuing with our online events and group meetings.

Here is some information about the Covid-19 Spring Plan and how it will affect us all going forward.

Places we have visited

Here is a list of the places we have visited:

Name

Where

Date

New St Lawrence

Ayot St Lawrence

April 2016

Holy Saviour, Hitchin - POSTPONED

This visit has been postponed due to the current Covid position.  Everyone who has already paid will be contacted. The visit will be rearranged next year. 

Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin SG5 1QG

We will start with a talk about the building (architect: William Butterfield) and the history of the immediate area including the almshouses, school and orphanage founded by people associated with the church. We will then look round, seeing the “back-to-front” windows, and hopefully visit the almshouses’ private garden opposite the church. Parking is on-street or in the Nightingale Road free car park next to the petrol station.

Booking details will be given at the end of August. Everyone who booked a place on April’s cancelled visit will be contacted during August. 

There is plenty of room in the Church so we can maintain social distancing.

Visiting Churches

We are a non-religious group that is interested in churches and other places of worship – their architecture, monuments, art and history – and the people who have been associated with them over the years. 

We arrange guided tours of interesting buildings during spring, summer and autumn; email ann if you have any suggestions for places to visit, plus contact information if you have it. We have kept a list of places we have already visited and can revisit if there is sufficient interest.

Everyone is welcome at all our events; although we don't worship together there is always time during our visits for those who would like some quiet reflection.

Holy Saviour, Hitchin

Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin SG5 1QG

We will start with a talk about the building (architect: William Butterfield) and the history of the immediate area including the almshouses, school and orphanage founded by people associated with the church. We will then look round, seeing the “back-to-front” windows, and hopefully visit the almshouses’ private garden opposite the church. Parking is on-street or in the Nightingale Road free car park next to the petrol station.

Booking details will be given at the end of August. Everyone who booked a place on April’s cancelled visit will be contacted during August. 

There is plenty of room in the Church so we can maintain social distancing.

 

St Mary’s, Luton- Postponed

St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Luton LU1 3JF

Listed in Jenkins’ England’s Thousand Best Churches, it has an “extraordinary baptistery”, a beautiful chantry chapel and seemingly “exceptionally rude” corbel heads.  There will be a talk followed by time to look round.

Book your place at Discover Letchworth, Broadway (next to Morrisons) when it reopens.  LALG members £3, non-members £4, all to go to the church.

Holy Saviour, Hitchin - Postponed

Everyone who has booked on this trip will be contacted closer to the time when we see how things are panning out with the Coronavirus.

This page will also be updated for those who have not yet booked.

Note that Discover Letchworth is temporarily closed.


Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin SG5 1QG

 

We will start with a talk about the building (architect: William Butterfield) and the history of the immediate area including the almshouses, school and orphanage founded by people associated with the church. We will then look round, seeing the “back-to-front” windows, and optionally visit the almshouses’ private garden opposite the church. 

Book your place at Discover Letchworth, Broadway (next to Morrisons).  LALG members £3, non-members £4, all to go to the church.

Parking is on-street or in the Nightingale Road free car park next to the petrol station.

 

Bevis Marks Synagogue and London Mithraeum

Bevis Marks Synagogue - Thursday 6 Sept
Recent trip into London enjoying the Synagogue.
Amazing how you can fit in visiting so many places in one day and enjoy as a nice group of LALG Members and Friends.  Many Thanks to Ann for organising it.

 

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