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 […]

MidSummer Service – Request for Help

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 download, print, share and distribute the attached poster and […]

Feasibility Study is Released

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 select a contractor by end of June, before getting funds released […]

Update, Midsummer Service and Meeting

Update, Midsummer Service and Meeting 2021 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 a reminder, the aims of the study are to […]

Feasibility Study

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 change and the importance of the Old Church warranted support in the form […]