Summer Service 2022

Summer Service 2022 On the perfect summer evening of 23rd July, we shared another wonderful celebration at Thundridge Old Church.   Thank you sincerely to everyone who was able to make it. In doing so, you show your support for this unique part of our community and history. Numbers were impacted by absences due to both […]

Update July 2022

Update July 2022 As reported here, last year we had a conference with many new Diocese representatives, reassessed the status and objectives of TOCAG, and the prospect of a private ownership approach and made a fresh start as a partnership towards a mutually advantageous outcome, which is very welcome.  Last month we met with Historic England and the […]

Aerial Flyby

Aerial Flyby This is a video prepared by Alexander Elliott from drone footage taken by Jon Robbins and Andy Watts and first showcased at the Summer Service in 2022  As well as showing a unique inspirational perspective it is remarkable in showing the Old Church’s place in the landscape, particularly the relationship with Youngsbury, whose […]

Digital Hero – Your Input Requested

Digital Hero – Your Input Requested I am delighted to report that TOCAG has been successful in an application to host a ‘Digital Hero’ as part of a scheme run by the Heritage Trust Network to improve the online engagement and presence of Heritage Organisations We hope to start work with our ‘Hero’ on the […]

Diocese Meeting & Next Steps

Diocese Meeting & Next Steps In December last year we had a positive meeting with the Diocese, with many new people now involved, which gave an opportunity to restate the status and objectives of TOCAG, particularly in the light of the new private ownership approach and make a bit of a fresh start. The Diocese […]

Drone Images

Drone Images We have been excited recently to meet Jon Robbins who has a drone with a drone and all the appropriate experience and certification Below are some stills , and you can also see here a promotional video produced from this material Historic England have advised they have a new drone team and equipment capable […]

Charitable Organisation

Charitable Organisation We have started an application for TOCAG to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), which has the benefits of being a corporate body with the legal capacity to do many things in its own name and without trustees being personally liable but is solely registered with the Charity Commission and only regulated by […]

Publicity Officer

Publicity Officer Our committee is now meeting every month. In the short term our focus remains on creating the conditions for transfer of ownership from the Diocese, but we also need to be thinking about our next phase of development. Not only is that going to involve practical administration, but crucially the terms of being […]

New Church Images

New Church Images This photo was found recently in an old album from Poles, Thundridge belonging to the Hanbury family. It is estimated to have been taken in the early 1900s. It is of a model that was displayed in Hertford Museum, but sadly was most likely lost in the 1950s and no longer exists […]

Summer Service 2021

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, turned out kind for everyone and a host of gazebos in the […]