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

Midsummer Service 22nd June

Recently, the Revd. Amanda Duncan made a wonderful offer to host a short informal midsummer service the Old Church Site on Saturday 22nd June 6PM, followed by a picnic gathering Those of you who have seen the February edition of

Diocese Meeting and Information

On Thursday 28th March, David Blowers & Christopher Melluish met with representatives from the diocese of St Albans including: Dr Christopher Green: Chair of the Closed Churches Uses Group ; The Venerable Janet Mackenzie : Archdeacon of Hertford ; Emma

Parish Council News

As reported on 10th March, the Parish Council recently passed a motion to explore the viability of setting up a trust to manage the church tower and graveyard. The guidance it has now received indicates that such an approach would