Summer Service 2021

On Saturday 3rd July, it was a huge pleasure to meet, celebrate and catch up with 75 old friends and new at the Summer Service we were not able to hold last year. The weather, having been threatening all week,

Feasibility Study is Released

I am also very pleased to update that the final feasibility study was sent to 9 organisations last week, with a deadline for returning proposals in early June.   Working with Historic England, we will then assess the proposals and

MidSummer Service – Request for Help

The midsummer service is coming up soon (3rd July, 6PM start) and we really hope the date is in your diary, we will see as many of you as possible and the weather will be kind. Please can you also

Update, Midsummer Service and Meeting

It has been a long time since our last update on the Old Church. Almost exactly this time a year ago we were preparing to finalise a feasibility study brief for tendering and submission to Historic England for funding.  As

Feasibility Study

“I am pleased to be able to report that the next phase of TOCAGs development is underway.  As previously recorded, in May we met with several representatives of Historic England and reached agreement that TOCAG’s potential as an agent of

Midsummer Service

On Saturday 22nd June, in glorious sunshine, a hundred and fourteen people came together to celebrate the first service at ‘Thundridge Old Church’ for over forty years. A diverse congregation, of children, couples, families and older generations; from the parish

Friends of the River Rib May update

Mark from the Friends of the River Rib shared some updates from their group. Obviously the Rib plays a large part of the landscape around the church and in the significance of the valley and having met him recently at

New TOCAG members – Spread the word

The list of people I am including on the TOCAG distribution list has been increasing steadily over the last month, and I hope we will get some new names as a result of the MidSummer service If you are aware

Heritage Trust Network

I have recently subscribed myself as a member of the Heritage Trust Network, from where TOCAG now has a members profile page (ranking just below the  ‘Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery’ on google searches) Thundridge Old Church Action Group (TOCAG)

Historic England Meeting

On 17th May Christopher and myself met with three representatives of Historic England at Thundridge Hill House, and visited the old Church site. We are very grateful for this opportunity, and had a wide ranging discussion of our aspirations and