Activities in 2022


Wed 27th April – A tour of Hellens House, Much Marcle at 1 p.m.

A guided tour of this beautiful 300-year-old house and its delightful garden.  Hellens is linked with Anne Boleyn and Queen Mary and houses paintings by Gainsborough, Van Dyke, Peter Lely and Goya.  It also has a bedroom said to be haunted.

Cost £9 p.p. (or £10 if gift aiding)  There is a cafe and shop on site.

There are only 12 spaces per tour, so please book by 1st March.

Contact Pat Lewis at

A Guided Tour of Garway Church and Dovecote*. Thursday, May 12th.

On the 12th of May, we have arranged a guided tour of the historic parish church of Saint Michaels, in Garway village.

*We hope it will be possible to also take a look at the historic dovecote next to the church, although this is not always possible.

It is essential to book your place. The cost is £10.00 per person payable in advance to Hilary Stratford. The price includes tea/coffee and a snack in the village hall with profits going to charity, The Friends of Garway Church. We will meet at Garway Hall at 13.30.

There is parking at Garway village hall but only 4 parking spaces at the church which is a 10-minute walk away. As spaces at the church are limited, they need to be booked in advance.

At the time of writing, there are three places left. If anyone is interested please contact me.

Peter Hunt on

Garway Village Hall.
Directions from Whitchurch.