Events 2017

The 2017 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.

Annual General Meeting, Talk and Supper, Tuesday 9 May 7.00pm

Winchester Cathedral.
AGM, Parish Awards and Churches helped in 2016 followed by:
A talk by the Very Revd Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester Cathedral - "Birmingham & Winchester Cathedrals - compare and Contrast!"
The supper - please book in advance - see AGM 2017 notice and AGM agenda and Draft 2016 minutes

Alan Titchmarsh meets Bruce Parker, Friday 19 May

Memorable moments in words and music
6.15 pm Reception, 7.15 pm Talk
The Stripe, University of Winchester by kind permission of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joy Carter DL
A fund raiser for the Trust. Tickets £18 each through the University's online booking system only:
Winchester University
Enquiries: Meryl Balchin or 01794 368427
Please apply early so you are not disappointed!
Please download the attached flier and distribute among friends: Titchmarsh/Parker flier

Summer Outing , Saturday 8 July, "North Island visits South Island"

Each year the Trust arranges a Summer Outing which is a great opportunity to meet other Friends. It consists of a tour of two or three churches recently grant-aided by the Trust, after pub or picnic lunches. The tour is led by a specialist – often the architect – and tea is normally provided at the last church.
A day visit by ferry & coach to some interesting churches on the Isle of Wight, with Adrian Harbidge and the Venerable Peter Sutton, the Island's Archdeacon.
Register an interest with Adrian Harbidge at adriangharbidge@gmail.com or 02393 079204.

2017 Ride and Stride, Saturday 9 September, 10.00am - 6.00pm

The premier fund-raising event for the Trust
Help open your church, participate and raise sponsorship for your church and the Trust
Find the latest news on the Ride and Stride pages

Christchurch Priory Revisited, Saturday 14 October, 10.00am

By popular request we have arranged another visit to this wonderful Priory. If you missed our visit last year, or want to re-visit do come and join us.
The Priory is one of the oldest churches in our area to have been transformed by the Normans. An exciting day is planned with talk, tours and lunch. Car sharing is available for this event.
Register an interest with Meryl Balchin as soon as possible - meryl@hihct.org.uk

Christmas Party 2017

The Annual Christmas Party to include wine & light supper will be held as a joint event with the Hampshire Archives Trust 7.00-8.30pm at the Hampshire Record Office, Winchester. SO23 8TH