trails of discovery

The original trails were initiated in the Wessex Area several years ago. They were designed to “instruct and interest both children and adults” when exploring a church, which would “be fun to do” and this concept remains true today.

The trails are interactive guides allowing children to explore the stories represented in the church iconography and are produced by a team of local volunteers.

Trails of Discovery in Wessex can be found here:

  • St Michael Without, Broad St, Bath BA1 5LJ
  • St Swithin, Walcot Bath BA1 5LY
  • St John the Evangelist, Bath BA2 4AF
  • St Mary the Virgin, Claverton, Bath BA2 7BG
  • St Mary, Darlington St, Bathwick, Bath BA2 4EB
  • St Mary, Church St, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3BA
  • St George, High Street, Fordington, Dorset DT1 1LB
  • St Nicholas, Church Rd, Silton, Gillingham Dorset SP8 5PR
  • St Gregory, Marnhull DT10 1PZ
  • St Mary, Motcombe, Dorset SP7 9NT
  • St Mary the Virgin, Rectory Road, Piddlehinton, Dorset,
  • All Saints, Church Lane, Piddletrenthide, Dorset, DT2 7QR
  • St Mary, The Square, Puddletown, Dorchester Dorset DT2 8SL
  • St Mary, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 1DG
  • St Andrew, Church Street, Yetminster, Dorset DT9 6NS
  • St Thomas a Becket, 3 Church Ln, Box, Corsham SN13 8NR
  • St Andrew, Market Place, Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wilts SN14 7HT
  • St John the Baptist, Long Street, Devizes, Wilts SN10 1NP
  • Holy Trinity, The Orchard, Easton Royal, Pewsey, Wilts SN9 5LZ
  • Holy Cross, Dyers Yard, Back Ln, Ramsbury Wilts SN8 2QH
  • All Saints, West Lavington, Wilts SN10 4LB
  • Holy Cross Church, Church Street, Babcary, Somerset, TA11 7DT