Some of the events planned for this year

We are just completing our schedule of OHCT events for 2019 and wanted to give you a heads up so you can put them in your diary.

We have already advertised an early evening meeting at Church Enstone on April 7th for those wishing to plan and to raise funds for projects in their churches. Please bring this to the attention of any church or chapel who might be interested. Booking for this can be done on our events page.

We have also confirmed an event on Saturday September 28th. The forum for friends of churches will be held at Dorchester Abbey. It has been jointly arranged by OHCT and Dorchester Abbey. The event will give people the chance to learn about and share experiences of engaging with the community to maintain and build up their church or chapel as a resource for the future.

Details of this and the following events will be sent out in the members’ newsletter, before booking opens in early April.

Friday and Saturday May 17th & 18th: David Warr will lead a tour on both days to churches in the Windrush Valley: a pub lunch will be included.

Tuesday June 18th: Afternoon tour of Gloucester Cathedral led by Nicola Coldstream and followed by a cream tea and Evening Prayer

Sunday July 7th: Wolfson Lecture in the early evening followed by drinks reception.  This year’s lecturer is Oliver Everett – a diplomat and subsequently Private Secretary to Prince Charles and Diana, and then Librarian to the Royal Library at Windsor. Subject TBA.

Wednesday July 24th: Annual Meeting of the Trust at Burford: We are trying a new format this year: meeting at 4pm followed by a tour of the church and Evening Prayer. Afterwards – ploughman’s for supper with bar, outside if the weather is fine

Mid-August: Our popular evening visit organised by Holly Kilpatrick. See the church as Kingston Lisle and join in supper in the local pub.

Saturday September 14th: Ride and Stride

Wednesday October 16th: Blenheim Lecture. Our annual supper and lecture in Blenheim Palace. This year’s speaker will be John Simpson, World Affairs Editor of BBC News.