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Cambridge Central Mosque

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 - 11:00am

A tour of Cambridge Central Mosque and an introduction to Islam.

Details will be given closer to the time but put the date in your diary now!

St Mary's Baldock

 

Dating from 11th Century, most of the building is now 13th-15th Century. Associated first with the Knights Templar then the Knights Hospitaller it has medieval furnishings and memorials.

We will be given an overview of the church and its history then a tour of the building.

Meet inside the church a little before 2.30pm so we can start our talk promptly.

£3 per person, all to go to the Church. An LALG member may bring one friend who's not a member; they will have to pay an additional £1 on the day.

THIS VISIT IS NOW FULL.

Panacea Museum, Bedford

This is one of the most interesting places we have visited, and are returning by popular request.
The Panacea Society was a religious organisation with members around the globe. As well as expecting the end of the world, it was part of a wider religious movement concerned with prophecy and still has a sealed box of prophecies from the 18th century.
The community also believed it had discovered a cure for all illness (using items breathed on by their leader), distributing it until 2012 when the last member died.
The subject of a 2019 novel The Rapture, the Society is now a charity providing funds for research and the relief of poverty and sickness in the Bedford area.
We will have a guided tour of the community’s home and Museum. The cafe in the garden should be open for drinks and snacks.

Booking opens here on March 1st. A member may bring a non-member but the non-member must pay an additional £2 on the day. It is a small building with numbers strictly limited, so we have arranged 2 separate tours, at 11am and 2pm.

For the 11am tour:
Meet outside the museum at 10.50am.

Booking Information 11am

For the 2pm tour:
Meet outside the museum at 1.50pm.

Booking Information 2pm

Museum info:

Its address is The Panacea Museum, 9 Newnham Road, Bedford MK40 3NX. 

Panacea Museum - Google Maps

View of the museum: 9 Newnham Rd - Google Maps 

Panacea Museum, Bedford

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Singing Carols by Candlelight

We had a lovely time yesterday at the candlelit St Mary Magdalene, Caldecote. We sang carols, with harmonium accompaniment, while nibbling mince pies and quaffing mulled wine.

The church was beautifully decorated by LALG's very own Flower Arranging Group. The photos show one of the window sills and the show-stopping arrangement on the font.

Places we have visited

Here is a list of the places we have visited:

Name

Where

Date

New St Lawrence

Ayot St Lawrence

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; we don't worship together but there is always time during our visits for those who would like some quiet reflection.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Neasden Hindu Temple)

A glimpse of India on our doorstep with the Temple's intricate marble carvings, colourful statues and carpets.

We enjoyed an enlightening exhibition on the contribution of ancient Indian achievements to our understanding of the world:

In mathematics: the discovery of Zero, use of the decimal point system, invention of geometry, value of pi and 'Pythagoras' theorem'.

Discoveries In Astronomy and Physics predating Copernicus and Newton. Skills and techniques in plastic surgery, some still used today.

 

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