Explore the Stour Valley as part of the Open Doors Sacred Doorways project

Open Doors, Sacred Doorways

Explore the Stour Valley

Open Doorways, Sacred Doorways aims to Increase the number of people, regardless of denomination or faith entering churches in the Stour Valley be it for historic interest or just to take time away from life's busyness.

Explore the scenic paths and tracks of the Stour Valley and discover places of spiritual and historical interest along the way including the historic, living structures that are the churches of the North Hinckford area to secure the future of these historic and yet living structures as an integral and spiritual part of the Stour Valley landscape; to Conserve the Masterpiece.

  • A chandelier at St Mary the Virgin Church at Belchamp Walter
  • Road sign in the Stour Valley
  • A rainbow over fields near Great Henny, Stour Valley
  • A peacock from Belchamp Hall, Belchamp Walter
  • A rainbow over a lightening struck tree between Great Henny and Lamarsh, Stour Valley
  • Sensible advice at Belchamp Otten Church
  • Light through trees near Great Henny, Stour Valley

Explore by location

Explore the Stour Valley by choosing a location on the interactive map on the right to learn more about it.

Ovington Church Pentlow Church Belchamp St Paul Church Foxearth Church Belchamp Otten Church Belchamp Walter Church Liston Church Liston Church Wickham St Paul Church Bulmer Church Middleton Church Great Henny Church Twinstead Church Lamarsh Church Alphamstone Church Image Map

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Latest News

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New bike route added

A new bike route has been added which visits all fifteen churches in the North Hinckford area, it is written to start from Bulmer but as it is circular you can start and finish at the point of your choice. The route is mostly along roads with a brief stretch...


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Strawberry Cream Teas, St Andrew's Church Bulmer

Strawberry Cream Teas and homemade cakes every Sunday throughout August.


Do you have any great photographs of any of the places featured on Open Doors, Sacred Doorways? Perhaps you think that we've missed something, or you know of a lovely footpath, cycle route or drive that we haven't included here.

Open doors, Sacred Doorways is a Stour Valley community project so if you have we would love to hear from you.

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