The Friends of DHCT are our core supporters. They further the aims of the Trust by an annual subscription which enables them to attend our various events, including our celebrated Church Crawls. They help to run our major fund raising event Ride + Stride and, over time, they become more closely involved by volunteering to be Parish Organisers, Deanery Representatives and even Trustees. Some very generously remember us by making a bequest in their Will. For a subscription of £20 (or more if you wish) you can become involved in the work of DHCT – please look at the 'Become a Friend' leaflet.

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Programme of events 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.


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