Exploring Church

St Andrew’s has been awarded the status of “Major Church”

Now that we are a major church, we are making guides and histories to inform your walk around the church and churchyard.  This is going to be a long-term and developing project and you can return here to see how we are getting on.  Even if you can’t visit in person, we hope that you can join us on a virtual tour which, again, will develop in time.

Leaflets

There is a set of four leaflets for visitors:

The very first one details the five
War Graves in the churchyard.
See our guide to our War Graves here

The most used one is the traditional
walk around church leaflet
There’s a plan of church and short details of some 17 notable places to visit.
Read the guide here

The main information leaflet packs as much information as possible so it’s a bit full of text.  That called for a younger person’s guide entitled “Explore St Andrew’s“.
With a different presentation (and some extra, different information!), it includes a puzzle to be solved as you walk around.
That can be downloaded here.

While researching the two guides, a number of oddities raised their heads.  Tombs with the wrong dates; grave stones in the wrong places; pew fronts that aren’t really pew fronts at all are just some.  So it seemed sensible to make another guide, called
I Don’t Believe It!” (with a nod to Victor Meldrew).
Read here about some of the things that are not as they seem.

There will be more!  Eventually, they may get amalgamated into a souvenir guide but, for now, you’ll need to collect the set!

Information boards

There is limited space in a leaflet for all of the rich history of St Andrew’s.  We are slowly gathering a set of information boards that will sit near our more significant artefacts that will interpret them in a little more detail.

Information boardsEven on a board, there’s very little space and so each one carries a QR code that will allow a visitor to access rather more detail about the rich variety of artefacts in the church.

They are gathering here.

There will be plenty more!