This challenge is to find 21 Church Micro caches with at least 7 denominations, spread across 7 counties. These can be either ceremonial or ‘project-gc’ ones. In each county, you must find 3 caches of different church denominations.
Wikipedia states that ‘a Christian denomination is an identifiable religious body under a common name, structure, and doctrine within Christianity’.
Most Church Micros are Church of England (CofE), but many owners do not state this. It can generally be assumed that if the denomination is not stated, and it is the parish church or the only one in the town or village, that it is CofE. Do be careful with churches called St John The Baptist. Usually these are Church of England and not Baptist. The Catholic Church believes it is not a denomination, but for the benefit of this challenge it can be assumed it is.
Other common denominations are – Methodist, Baptist, United Reformed Church (URC), Evangelical, and Free Church. Some churches have more than one denomination using the building. These should be shown as Ecumenical. Others involve 2 or more churches in a single Church Micro cache. These are to be listed as Shared.
If there is no indication at all of the denomination, and it clearly is not CofE, then it cannot be included. Rarely this occurs.
Previous caches qualify, as do disabled or archived ones, but do not include those you own yourself, unless you adopted them after your finds. Only caches in the Church Micro series are permitted. Logs which do not meet the qualifying criteria will be queried and may be deleted.
Please state the GC number, cache name, county and the denomination.
My record is:
GC4Z3AY CM2566…Waddesdon Hill Bucks Particular Baptist
GC3MX9J CM2787…Denham Village Bucks Church of England
GC4TB7Y CM4540…Chartridge Bucks Mission Hall
GC3PM7X CM2826…Harrow Trinity URC Greater London United Reformed Church
GC4BDGN CM3661…Twickenham–All Hallows Greater London Church of England
GC4XJA9 CM5088…Ruislip-Methodist Greater London Methodist
GC4PV1G CM4332…Wiggington Herts Church of England
GC4RN85 CM4514…Tring-St.Martha’s Herts Methodist
GC4ZPNF CM5383…Hitchin-Baptist Herts Baptist
GC2RNM9 CM1752…Sutton Valence Kent Church of England
GC2Z39Q CM1979…South Ashford-St Simons Kent Catholic
GC4PX09 CM4354…West Malling-Baptist Kent Baptist
GC46YF2 CM3420…Kidlington Oxon Methodist
GC4MYWY CM4195…Headington Oxon Shared
GC4RVZE CM4541…Kennington Oxon Church of England
GC17878 CM1…Earlswood Surrey Church of England
GC2QBAE CM1696…Charlwood-Providence Chapel Surrey Providence Chapel
GC3BZTF CM2442…Reigate Woodlands Chapel Surrey Evangelical
GC2PJGE CM1639…Gossops Green West Sussex Church of England
GC2RNDH CM1759…Gossops Green-St Theodore West Sussex Catholic
GC2VXEF CM1830…Broadfield West Sussex Ecumenical
Demonstration of your achievement can either be in your log, as a bookmark, uploaded image or a link.
This challenge marked at the time of setting my ownership of 50 caches, 35 of which were Church Micros.
The cache itself is in a beautiful area at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire. There appears to be lots of ivy at first glance, but where the cache actually is, there is very little. The container is a long tube, but not suitable for leaving trackables. Parking is permissible close by.
The difficulty rating of 5 is mainly for the effort needed to find and research all those caches checking what denomination they are! Please do not log as 'Found' until BOTH the qualifying Church Micros are listed and the actual cache has been found. If just the latter, a 'Write Note' entry only should be made. I reserve the right to delete logs shown as 'Found' if the criteria has not been reached.
CONGRATULATIONS to wendykmj in being the FTF