Events 2019

The 2019 programme is outlined below. As the membership grows, more events will be organised and we would appreciate suggestions from Friends.

At present, the main event is our Annual Summer Outing to churches where we are expertly guided and warmly welcomed. It is hoped that all Friends and family/friends of the Trust will be able to attend these events. Full details will be sent to Friends, who are warmly invited to make up parties to accompany them at both the AGM and the Summer Outing. If you are not a Friend of the Trust, but are interested in finding out more about the Trust’s work or are interested in attending future events please contact the Events Secretary.
You can download the Annual Program of events here: Annual Programme of Events

Annual General Meeting, Talk and Supper, Tuesday 7th May 7.00pm - 9.45pm

Winchester Cathedral. by kind invitation of the Dean, the Very Reverend Catherine Ogle
Meeting agenda: AGM, Parish Awards and Churches helped in 2018.
What did you do in the War, Mummy?
An illustrated talk by General Sir Antony Walker, KCB (former Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies)
The supper - please book in advance - see AGM 2019 notice and AGM agenda and Draft 2018 minutes

Stratfield Saye House including grounds and church, Thursday 6 June, 10.15am - 3.30pm

Stratfield Saye have arranged a very special day for us with exclusive access for Trust Friends.
- Guided House tour
- Grave of Copenhagen (Wellington's war horse) in the grounds
· Wellington Exhibition with magnificent Funeral Carriage
· Walled garden & grounds
· St Mary's Church
Light lunch and refreshments provided.
Please see Stratfield Saye Flyer
Car sharing is available. Please reserve a place with Meryl Balchin (details below) by Thursday 9 May latest.
Register with Meryl Balchin on 01794 368427 /

Summer Outing , Saturday 22nd June, "New Forest Ramble "

Our outing will start with lunch at The Royal Oak in Downton, Lymington and then we will visit three churches in the New Forest that are “Extra Parochial” (Adrian will explain!): All Saints, Milford on Sea, St John the Baptist, Boldre and St Mary’s, South Baddesley.
Car sharing is available. Please register an interest with Adrian Harbidge at or 02393 079204 by Monday 10th June latest
For further information please see Summer Outing Flyer and Registration

2019 Ride and Stride, Saturday 14th September, 10.00am - 6.00pm

The annual premier fund-raising event for the Trust. Help raise sponsorship, participate and encourage your church to open and offer hospitality.
Find the latest news on the Ride and Stride pages or contact

Christmas Party 2019

The Annual Christmas Party to include wine & light supper will be held as a joint event with the Hampshire Archives Trust at the Hampshire Record Office, Winchester. SO23 8TH.
Date/time to be confirmed