Nonconformist Church Micro Challenge Mystery Cache
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A simple challenge . Chesham church micros alone will provide 6 qualifying caches of four types.
This is the view overlooking GZ from the opposite hillside. This cache can be combined with a number of others to create a short circular walk.
You need to identify access points to a footpath to GZ. There is limited parking at both the north and south ends.
Non conformism is a term used in England and Wales after the 1662 Act of Uniformity to refer to a Protestant christian who dod not 'conform' to the government and usages of the Church of England.
By the late 19C the term included Reformed Christians, Presbyterians and Congegationalists, Baptists, Unitarians, Plymouth Brethren, English Moravians, Quakers, Methodists and the Salvation Army. The term 'dissenter' came into use after the Act of Toleration 1689 which exempted non conformists who had taken oaths of allegiance from penalties for non attendance at services of the Church of England but various Test and corporation Acts passed in the C17 excluded non conformists from holding civil or military office or attending an English university.
This cache has been placed here because Chesham was known for the 4 B's,boots, beer, brushes and Baptists.
In 1532 Thomas Harding was burnt at the stake in the town for being a Lollard and heretic. From the 17th century Chesham was a focus for those dissenting from mainstream religion. Quakers met in the late 17th century in Chesham and in 1798 they built the current meeting house. The first Baptists' meeting dates back to about 1640 and a place was registered for services in 1706. The first chapel was opened in 1712, one of many to be built for the various Baptist groups during the 18th and 19th centuries. John Wesley preached in Chesham in the 1760s and a wesleyanmethodist society existed in the town. In more recent time a Wesleyan Methodist chapel was opened in 1897. The Christian Brethren which date back in Chesham to 1876, opened their Gospel Hall in 1895, which closed in December 2008. Broadway Baptist church had branches at the Vale, Hawridge, Ashley Green and Chartridge, only the one at Chartridge survives. Trinity Baptist church had branches at Hyde Heath, Ley Hill and Whelpley Hill, only the one at Hyde Heath survives. The Congregational Church had branches at Asheridge and Pond Park.
To qualify for this challenge you need to:
1.Have found at least 20 caches based on nonconformist churches.
The denomination of the church does not need to appear on the cache page but you may be required to provide evidence.
2.Each cache must have a number assigned as a church micro.
3.There must be at least 4 different cache types
4.The caches must be located in at least 5 different counties.
5. Finds before the date of publication of this challenge count but not if the cache was archived at the time it was found.
6.Caches owned by you do not count, unless they were found then adopted by you.
My qualifying list appears below . I have only noted some counties .
GC2TPX7 Multicache 19/08/2013 Church Micro 1466...Longham
GC2HMXH Traditional Cache 22/12/2012 Church Micro 1468...Harpenden-Crabtree
GC4M3KG Multicache 02/05/2014 Church Micro 1955...Kimble
GC395EG Multicache 03/12/2014 Church Micro 2297 ... Braydon
GC4Z3AY Letterbox Hybrid 27/04/2014 Church Micro 2566 ... Waddesdon Hill Buckinghamshire
GC2T80R Multicache 17/12/2014 Church Micro 2568...Bedford-Italian Pentecostal
GC397KB Traditional Cache 29/10/2014 Church Micro 2629…Yarm-Methodist Church
GC42DTW Traditional Cache 02/05/2014 Church Micro 3176...Princes Risborough
GC48732 Traditional Cache 10/04/2013 Church Micro 3545…Burton Joyce
GC4GQ8E Multicache 28/10/2013 Church Micro 3974...Marwood
GC49K14 Traditional Cache 27/12/2014 Church Micro 4564... Rooksbridge
GC4WEYD Traditional Cache 23/07/2014 Church Micro 4911...Gresham - Methodist
GC4Y2FR Multicache 02/05/2014 Church Micro 5169...Stone - Methodist
GC4YABZ Traditional Cache 23/07/2014 Church Micro 5214 Aldborough - Pr Andrews-Amble 8 Norfolk
GC4YQKF Multicache 1/05/2014 Church Micro 5287...Long Crendon - Baptist
GC4ZPNF Traditional Cache 10/03/2014 Church Micro 5383... Hitchin - Baptist Hertfordshire
GC538BP Multicache 29/09/2014 Church Micro 5666...Wraysbury - Baptist
GC2JK81 Traditional Cache 27/12/2014 Church Micro 5789...Winscombe - Lynch Chapel North Somerset
GC578RY Multicache 03/12/2014 Church Micro 5953...Malmesbury - URC Wiltshire
GC578TT Multicache 03/12/2014 Church Micro 5955...Malmesbury - Kings Church
GC578QJ Unknown Cache 03/12/2014 Church Micro 5956...Malmesbury - Moravian
GC578W2 Multicache 03/12/2014 Church Micro 5957...Malmesbury - Aprils
GC58K66 Multicache 29/08/2014 Church Micro 6109...Yelverton - Methodist
GC59GG8 Traditional Cache 12/02/2015 Church micro 6116 bamber bridge pentecostal church
GC4HK6W Multicache 09/01/2015 Church Micro 6821 ... Cuddington - Methodist
GC5924Y Multicache 15/01/2015 Church Micro 6880...Dagnall
GC5HQKB Letterbox Hybrid 09/02/2015 Church Micro 6922 ... Aston Clinton, Baptist
GC2B5MZ Traditional Cache 26/01/2015 Church Micro 6941...Sowerby - Methodist
GC5KXGV Traditional Cache 12/02/2015 Church Micro 7179 ... Preston - Heritage Lancashire
GC5M6BC Multicache 26/02/2015 Church Micro 7238 ... Brill, URC
GC5M6JT Unknown Cache 26/02/2015 Church Micro 7239 ... Brill, Wesleyan
GC1TV80 Traditional Cache 14/11/2013 Church Micro 744 Bedmond
GC5945T Traditional Cache 12/02/2015 church micro no 6118 bamberbridge methodist church
GC4XTJF Traditional Cache 12/02/2015 Church Micro 2625 ... Penwortham
GC4WDP7 Traditional Cache 14/02/2015 Church Micro 4916 ... Hoghton Bottoms
GC53B8V Traditional Cache 12/02/2015 Church Micro 5674 ... Fulwood
Please be careful to replace the cache well hidden.
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