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St. Thomas of Canterbury, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon
Reading branch of the ODG
Further details in another file.

St. Thomas of Canterbury, Goring-on-Thames tower
St. Thomas of Canterbury, Goring-on-Thames
photo taken from the bridge across
the River Thames ŠPB November 2003

  Dedication:St. Thomas of Canterbury, Goring-on-Thames benefice
  Tower Correspondent:

  Service Ringing: Sun 9.00-9.30, evening(1) by arrangement
  Practice night: Wed 7.45-9.15pm except August
  Availability and Restrictions

  The Bells (8) 8-0-21 further details

  Access to ringing chamber: Enter via the west door, from the ground floor turn left and go up the spiral staircase (41 steps), then turn left along a lowish corridor (mind your head!) with a few more steps to get into the ringing chamber. It has a skylight in the ceiling admitting light from the glassless windows about 2 thirds of way up the tower, the belfry is on the next floor up.

  Points of interest in church The Richard de Wymbish bell cast ~1290 hung in the nave above the western tower arch.
  Church facilities:
Toilet: in base of tower, up a few steps, near the kitchen sink or use the Public Toilets in the Car Park
  Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SU597807
Although the church is adjacent to the old Mill in Goring and very near the River Thames, there is no public parking nearby. Park in the side roads off the main street or in the public car park some 1/4 mile east of the church behind The Catherine Wheel. There is a small charge for this.
  Public Transport:
Paddington to Didcot stopping trains halt at Goring station ~15 min walk
  Eating Places:
The Catherine Wheel, pub near the Car Park for snacks, fancy meals from 'The Miller of Mansfield' on the main road. There is a 'tea shop' with tables outside in fine weather, on the main road near the bridge across the Thames next door to the Post Office.
  Local points of interest for non ringers: The Thames path National Trail passes nearby along by the side of the river Thames

Page last updated 17 Feb 2007


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