Future Events

We hope you will find the lectures varied and interesting, and that we shall see you regularly at meetings. Do bring along your friends. There is no formal charge for non-members, but we do invite them to make a donation of £3.00.

Jun
21
Thu
Society Visit – Westminster College, Cambridge @ Westminster College, Cambridge
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit to Westminster College, St Clement’s and All Saints churches, Cambridge

Westminster College is a theological college of the United Reformed Church, incorporating the Cheshunt Foundation of the Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion. 

Westminster College is a late 19th-century theological college of the English Presbyterian Church (since 1972 part of the United Reformed Church), the creation of the redoubtable and erudite Biblical scholars, Mrs Agnes Lewis and Mrs Margaret Gibson, since 1967 incorporating Cheshunt College of the Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion, a foundation with a continuous history from the beginnings of that denomination.  We begin our visit with a display from the College’s archives, including those of the Countess of Huntingdon and famous nonconformists of the 18th century onward.  Then, after coffee/tea we will be given a tour of the college by the archivist, Helen Weller, including the Chapel (an Arts & Crafts gem) and Library with portrait collection.  We shall end our visit to the college with lunch in the Hall.  For those who wish, there should be a chance to see the attached Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide  and externally the adjacent new Woolf Institute for the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims.  After lunch we shall walk half-mile to All Saints church, Jesus Lane, via St Clement’s church, both of which are being opened specially for us.  St Clement’s is a medieval parish church of the quayside area, off the beaten tourist track that deserves to be better known; All Saints is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece by Bodley and Morris .

Joining details to those booking or contact Philip Saunders (paksaunders@talk21.com or 01954-250421) if you have queries.

Own transport.  Good public transport links.  Disabled parking  only (please advise).

Cost £16.00 including refreshments & lunch

Book by Friday 15th June.  N.B. Limited to 24 members.

Excursion Notes:

Please use the accompanying form and pay in advance by cheque. To download a copy of the booking form click on the word BOOKINGFORM 

Note especially the ‘Book By’ date.  Early booking is helpful.  However do telephone if you are able to come at the last minute as outings are seldom over-subscribed.

Cancellations:  If you cancel before the ‘Book By’ date your cheque will not be paid in.  If you cancel later you may only receive a refund if someone else takes your place.

Non-member guests are very welcome. You will receive partial refunds on the coach for guest children, in respect of lower entrance fees. 

The Society undertakes to make arrangements for the excursions but cannot accept liability for any mishap or loss connected with them.

Jul
17
Tue
Society Visit – Coach Excursion to Tattershall Castle and Boston @ Tatteshall Castle and Boston
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Coach excursion to Boston and Tattershall Castle & church, Lincolnshire

Neil Wright (our speaker in April) will meet us at Fydell House in Boston for tea / coffee and an introductory talk. He will then guide us around this ancient market town on the banks of the Witham. His itinerary is a 1½-hour walk before lunch and a second 1½-hour walk after lunch. Neil will draw attention to the more significant aspects of St Botolph’s church, “ The Stump” 272 feet high. Some members may not wish to participate in the full walking programme.   Please write  A  on the booking form for the full walking programme, B for the morning only, C  for the afternoon only and  D  for no conducted tour, free time only.

We will then visit Tattershall Castle keep built of brick in 1434 by Ralph, Lord Cromwell and the adjacent Holy Trinity church built by Ralph’s executor.

 

 

 

Depart Mill Common Huntingdon  9.00 am, arrive  Boston  10.45.  Morning walk  11.15 to 12.45; afternoon walk  2.00 to 3.00. Leave Boston 3.15 for Tattershall, visit castle and church 4.00 to 5.30. Return to Huntingdon 7.00 / 7.30pm.

Other pick-up points (indicate clearly on form): Somersham (Dews) 8.25; St Ives (Houghton Rd) 8.40; Hartford (Longstaff Way) 8.45; Godmanchester (Bridge Place car park) 8.50.

Cost (including morning refreshments): £35.00 (National Trust members £29.00)

Book by Thursday 5th July.

Excursion Notes:

Please use the accompanying form and pay in advance by cheque. To download a copy of the booking form click on the word BOOKINGFORM 

Note especially the ‘Book By’ date.  Early booking is helpful.  However do telephone if you are able to come at the last minute as outings are seldom over-subscribed.

Cancellations:  If you cancel before the ‘Book By’ date your cheque will not be paid in.  If you cancel later you may only receive a refund if someone else takes your place.

Non-member guests are very welcome. You will receive partial refunds on the coach for guest children, in respect of lower entrance fees. 

The Society undertakes to make arrangements for the excursions but cannot accept liability for any mishap or loss connected with them.

Aug
13
Mon
Society Visit – March, Historic Medieval Church, Station and Museum @ March
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Visit to March, including Medieval Church, Historic Station and Museum, Monday 13th August 1.30 p.m.

We shall begin our visit to the former county town of the Isle of Ely at St Wendreda’s church, Church Street, PE15 5PY, with its magnificent medieval timber roof, containing more than 100 carved angels, saints and apostles, which Sir John Betjeman said was ‘worth cycling forty miles into a head wind to see’. We then circuit the town to the classic Victorian station, opened 1847, a hallowed place for railway historians and once focus of one of the largest marshalling yards in Europe.  Finally we adjourn to the town centre, where there should be time for the more energetic to fit in a short guided perambulation, but in any case to reassemble at the March Museum.  The Museum is being opened specially for us and there will be ample opportunity to enjoy its large collection.  Our visit ends with tea and cakes provided by the Museum Society.

Own transport.  Please advise if you can offer help /need help with transport.

Cost £5.00. Please book by Monday 6th August.  Further details will be issued on the day at the church, or for more information contact Kate Hadley on 01480-454154 or Jean Burbidge on 07798-685648.

Book by Monday 6th August.

Excursion Notes:

Please use the accompanying form and pay in advance by cheque. To download a copy of the booking form click on the word BOOKINGFORM 

Note especially the ‘Book By’ date.  Early booking is helpful.  However do telephone if you are able to come at the last minute as outings are seldom over-subscribed.

Cancellations:  If you cancel before the ‘Book By’ date your cheque will not be paid in.  If you cancel later you may only receive a refund if someone else takes your place.

Non-member guests are very welcome. You will receive partial refunds on the coach for guest children, in respect of lower entrance fees. 

The Society undertakes to make arrangements for the excursions but cannot accept liability for any mishap or loss connected with them.

Sep
13
Thu
Society Visit – St Ives Pugin’s Gem and Norris Museum and Library @ St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Visit to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Needingworth Road, St Ives, and Privileged Visit to the Norris Museum and Library

 Thursday 13th September, 2.00 p.m.

For a small market town the Catholic church has a remarkable history, starting life as St Andrew’s church in Cambridge and then moved when it became too small with greater population movement.  It has been called ‘Pugin’s Little Gem’. The church is justly proud of its heritage. 

After this visit we move to the Norris Museum, for a short talk at 3.00pm on the collections and recent refurbishment by Sarah Russell, the director, followed by tea and group guided tour of the new displays and behind the scenes. 

Own transport.  Please advise if you can offer help /need help with transport.  If you come by car we suggest Darwood’s Pond car park for RC church and then move to Globe Place.

Cost: £3.00.

Book by Friday 7th September

Excursion Notes:

Please use the accompanying form and pay in advance by cheque. To download the form click on the word BOOKINGFORM

Note especially the ‘Book By’ date.  Early booking is helpful.  However do telephone if you are able to come at the last minute as outings are seldom over-subscribed.

Cancellations:  If you cancel before the ‘Book By’ date your cheque will not be paid in.  If you cancel later you may only receive a refund if someone else takes your place.

Non-member guests are very welcome. You will receive partial refunds on the coach for guest children, in respect of lower entrance fees. 

The Society undertakes to make arrangements for the excursions but cannot accept liability for any mishap or loss connected with them.

 

Oct
10
Wed
Society Lecture – Wednesday 10 October @ Methodist Church, Huntingdon
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please note the following important dates including some changes:

October Lecture: This will be on Wednesday 10th October at our usual venue, Huntingdon Methodist church.  From this month onward the usual day of meetings will be the second Wednesday, as the church is no longer available regularly to us on Thursday evenings.  Nevertheless:

FURTHER DETAILS OF THIS LECTURE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Nov
15
Thu
Society Presidents Lecture and Goodliff Awards @ Huntingdon Town Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

This is a change of the originally published date.

Dec
13
Thu
Society Christmas Social 2018- A Tudor Evening with Hexacordia @ Assembly Rooms, Huntingdon Town Hall
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Society Christmas Social with entertainment by Hexachordia. Further details to follow

 

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