Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre has added a new book to its range of local publications. “A CHURCH NEAR YOU” by Denis Dunstone, is a charming little book of sketches, mostly coloured, with comments on the architecture of 46 local churches all within a 30 minute drive of Saffron Walden. 13 are in Cambridgeshire, 30 are in Essex, and 3 are in Hertfordshire.

During the lockdown, the author produced some excellent drawings of these churches and wrote a short accompanying comment on each. He has worshipped and has sung in several of them.  Denis declares he is not an architect, but his brief description of a particular aspect of a church’s architecture makes the book a fascinating read. The fine sketches are a collection in themselves, often highlighting the point made in the script.   It is so written that one is immediately inspired to get in the car and go and see the church in question.

A real gem to all with the remotest interest in Church buildings.  A lovely little present, “A Church near you” costs £10 and is available now from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, a service funded by Saffron Walden Town Council.