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Church Micro Disciples Names Challenge

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Hidden : 11/2/2014
4 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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The challenge is to find 14 Church Micro caches with the names of the disciples of Jesus as recorded in Luke’s Gospel (see below for the names needed).

Although there were traditionally 12 disciples, one (Judas Iscariot) betrayed Jesus and so there will never be a Christian church named after him.

To achieve the 11 remaining disciples’ names is difficult as at the publication date of this challenge, there were less than 4 with the names Jude, Philip, Simon or Thomas. As there were 2 disciples named James, that name may be used twice. There must be a minimum of 7 different disciples names found, including 2 of James if that is what is chosen.

The 11 names are:












Churches with names such as John the Baptist, St. Thomas of Canterbury, St Thomas a Becket, or St. Simon Stock cannot be used as they were not part of the 12 disciples. St John The Evangelist is acceptable as John, the disciple later became an evangelist.

Some churches have the names of 2 saints i.e. St Peter & St Paul. Only the first name stated may be used.

Here’s my finds:

GC31W8C   CM #2035 – St Andrew’s, Oving – St Andrew

GC3CPJ0     CM 2467…Sandford-on-Thames – St. Andrew

GC24XC7    CM 1048…Chosen Hill – St Bartholomew

GC2V03W  CM 1801…Sydenham - St Bartholomew

GC45QC5   CM 3252…Bierton – St. James

GC4B2NV    CM 3593…Little Milton – St James

GC4E718     CM 3668…Aston Abbotts – St James

GC4RMQK   CM 4521…Bourton-St James – St James

GC4PV2V     CM 4330…Bellingdon - St John

GC17878      CM 1…Earlswood - St John

GC2YZMT    CM 1990…Harwell – St Matthew

GC37BD8     CM 2212…St. Leonards–St. Matthew’s – St. Matthew

GC1RGKR     CM 717 – Headcorn – St. Peter

GC339J3       CM 2033…Milton Bryan – St Peter

Many of the churches in the Church Micro series that I have found are St Mary’s. Someone has wondered if this challenge could be achieved with only the Church Micros that I own. The answers is definitely not. Only 3 different disciples names are in the 59 that I have placed! When the challenge was set, it was time-consuming for me to look through all the Church Micros to find out the names of the churches, and probably will be for others. It is usually only Church of England and Roman Catholic churches that have the names required. The difficulty rating of 4 is mainly for the effort needed to research these!

Previous caches qualify, as do disabled or archived ones, but do not include those you own yourself, unless you adopted them after your finds. Logs which do not meet the qualifying criteria will be queried and may be deleted.

Please state the GC number, cache name and the particular disciple.

Demonstration of your achievement can either be in your log, as a bookmark, uploaded image or a link.

The cache itself, at the published cordinates is located on the edge of the Chiltern Hills on the Oxfordshire / Buckinghamshire border where a tower (not a church one) is visible not far away. You are looking for a camo micro tube at the base of a large tree. The gps signal may be variable due to the tree cover. Parking is best on the grass verge close by.

CONGRATULATIONS to Woking Wonders in being the FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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