Watch the colours change as the leaves prepare to fall
WALK AROUND STOULTON - ENJOY WONDERFUL VIEWS AND BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE.
Always open, whatever the weather - miles of footpaths across beautiful unspoiled countryside. Listen to the birds, enjoy beautiful views, identify trees, guess what’s growing in the fields. Download our circular walks.
Take a picnic. Start in Stoulton Woodlands.
PUTTING THE FOCUS ON SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN STOULTON THIS SATURDAY!
September 11th will be a busy day for this small Worcestershire church. Walker’s, cyclists, lovers of history and heritage and large groups of teenage bell ringers are all expected to converge on the ancient Church of St. Edmund, King & Martyr, in Church Lane, Stoulton on Saturday!
It’s the day of the “Ride and Stride” - sponsored cyclists and walkers will be out and about visiting as many churches as they can to raise money to help care for the Worcestershire’s wonderful historic church buildings. This national fund raising day is run locally by the Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust and St Edmund’s will be one of the churches open and ready to welcome everyone taking part.
It’s also the time of the annual Heritage Open Days and heritage visitors are invited to view a free exhibition on “Old Stoulton.” This year the spotlight will fall on the church bells and the bell tower. Lucky visitors be able to listen to the six Stoulton bells rung by groups of teenagers who will be visiting Stoulton at intervals during the day. They will be among the 240 teenage bell ringers from all over the country who will be ringing bells in Worcester Cathedral and other Worcester churches as part of the annual Ringing World National Youth Contest.
There were just three bells in the steeple in 1552, in 1799 five bells were hung in the newly constructed brick tower erected to replace a tower destroyed by fire over a[one hundred years before. By the early 20th century the brick tower was itself was unsafe and the bells fell silent until 1936. That was when the current tower was built, funded by Hamilton Bruce Kingsford in memory of his father Hamilton Kingsford, vicar of Stoulton from 1867 to 1912.
Bell ringing was an important part of village life throughout the 20th century and the new exhibition in the church will be open daily from 11-19 September.
ON SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER FROM 2-5PM. AN AFTERNOON FOR FAMILIES with activities for heritage detectives based on the theme of Harvest Time in Stoulton. All welcome.
On Wednesdays from 21 July, throughout August and on to September 29 visit the Wellbeing Activity Centre in St Edmund’s. Come and go as you please between 10am and 3pm. Meet friends, drink tea/coffee, picnics on church green. Take photographs, watch or join Anna’s art group or Mary’s smart writing activity. Make sure your story is included in the legacy project ‘We are all part of the story’.
On Friday 10th September. POSTPONED!!! SORRY APP LAUNCH DELAYED Come to The Old Vicarage Garden, Church Lane, Stoulton at 6pm for the launch of the new Stoulton Parish App for phones and tablets. Drinks & nibbles.
On Sunday July 25. ‘Garden Open’ at The Tynings in Church Lane, Stoulton. 2.30 - 4.30pm
John and Leslie’s garden is a plantsman’s delight and set In the heart of the Stoulton Conservation Area. Live music and delicious homemade cakes generously donated by the bakers of the Stoulton ‘Bake Off’ held in Stoulton Village Hall the day before.
Fund raising for St Edmund’s. £8
Donations to the work of St. Edmunds are always very much appreciated, thank you.