Take part in our heritage project

Dear Residents & Friends of Thoroton Church,

A big thank you to everyone who came to support our Open Evening on 3rd July. Whether you came just to view the finished works and see the new facilities or to sign up for the forthcoming projects, your support was hugely appreciated and we hope you enjoyed the evening (and refreshments!) and found the occasion informative.

If you were unable to attend but are still interested to be kept informed or take part, below is a list of forthcoming events starting with Graveyard Recording on Friday 14th July. This will go ahead whatever the weather and other than suitable clothing and maybe a notebook and pen you don’t need to bring anything special. Tea/coffee & biscuits (and maybe cake!) will be provided. There will be a lunch break when people can either pop home or bring a packed lunch to eat at the church if they wish. Feel free to leave early if you have other commitments but of course if people can stay until the end the more we will get done.

Graveyard Recording Training, 14th July, 10am-3pm at St Helena’s Church. Please book your free place by contacting our activities coordinator Ian Marshman on 01529 461499 or ian.marshman@heritagelincolnshire.org ( Or Nick Finlay, Church Warden 850912)

Diocese of Notts Open Churches FestivalFestival of Archaeology and the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham’s Open Churches Weekend 22nd-23rd June 10am-5pm. Thoroton church will be taking part  in this weekend with different activities taking place each day. The church open with refreshments available for visitors throughout the weekend.

Festival of Archaeology

Saturday 22nd will be a Graveyard Recording Drop-In which is op


en to anyone and will be great for families, with our archaeologist on hand throughout the day to show you what to do.

Sunday 23rd you can Discover Our Medieval Graffiti by borrowing a torch and exploring with the help of volunteers from the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Medieval Graffiti Survey.

For details of all 170 churches taking part across the Diocese visit the festival website.

Nottinghamshire Archives Workshop, 1st August 1-4pm. A rare opportunity to visit the county’s archives and view historic documents and materials relating to Thoroton and its church. An archivist will also be on hand to help interpret the documents and will provide advice on how to search the collections and how to go about locating particular information. Booking is essential as places are limited at the Archives. To reserve a place contact our activities coordinator Ian Marshman on 01529 461499 or ian.marshman@heritagelincolnshire.org (Or Nick Finlay, Church Warden 850912)

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