Church Crawls

DHCT’s celebrated Church Crawls offer you the opportunity to learn more about our wonderful architectural heritage. Two of our Trustees are experts in the fields of church history and architecture and of painted and stained glass. They lead a group of up to 30 Friends and their guests around a small selection of rural or urban churches sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge of their subjects. We meet at 10.30 and usually visit two churches before sharing a pub lunch, which provides plenty of time to meet Trustees and other Friends. Several more churches are interpreted in the afternoon before a cup of tea to round off the day. The Crawls take place 4 or 5 times a year and have become very popular.

Programme for 2019:

Detail from a stained glass window depicting St Francis by Wippell & Co(1963) in St George, Fordington, Dorchester

The following are the dates planned for events during the coming year. Occasionally there may have to be minor changes to venues or dates so please check with Sue Smith (see below) before sallying forth!

Lecture lunches – at The Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton

Thursday 28 February – 20th century stained glass – Mr Brian Woodruffe

Tuesday 26th March – Remembering the War Dead, 1917-27 – Dr T Connor

Church Crawls

We meet at 10.30am, visit 4 or 5 churches and enjoy a pub lunch and usually finish the afternoon session with a “tomb top” tea before going our separate ways about 4.30pm

Tuesday May 14th: Meet at: Whitchurch Canonicorum

Wednesday 12th June: Tollard Royal

Tuesday July 16th: Radipole

Thursday 19th September: Charlton

Ride & Stride Saturday 14th September

Annual event: October 2019: St Mary and St Bartholomew Cranborne

Contact Sue Smith on 01725 552225 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

for further details. Information about all events will be placed on the Trust’s website throughout the year. Numbers for church crawls and lectures are limited so please book in good time if you wish to join in on any of the events.


Full details will appear on this website about four weeks in advance of each event.

Sue Smith Tel: 01725 552225 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.