Church Trails are now broadened to 'Trails Of Discovery' as not all are now for churches.

We have started working on one for St Nicolas Church - Wickham.

This has a Norman doorway, a fine alabaster monument to Sir William Uvedale,

and modern engraved glass panels and doors around the Lady chapel.


Church trail for St Peter's Church, Titchfield.

Completed in record time the Trail was launched at a special heritage service on July 1st 2017, attended by principal guest Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. His ancestors are buried in the church beneath the magnificent Wriothesley Monument.

The vicar was delighted to receive the trail, which had been tested out and found to be sufficiently challenging by a group of 8-11 yr olds. The wealth of history in St Peter’s Church, which is one of the oldest in the country, has been condensed into the Arts Society template, with an additional answer sheet and more information for accompanying adults. The small, beautiful stained glass window shown above is in memory of three sisters who served the church for 84 years.

Sue Wells together with another member are  starting  work on another Church Trail for St Nicholas’ Church, Wickham.

Previously four volunteer members from Solent DFAS devised a NADFAS Church Trail in Holy Trinity Church, Fareham.The Bishop of Portsmouth, among others, was present at the launch of this trail. This was the first trail Solent DFAS have attempted and has proved to be a resounding success.

Trails are for children aged between 8 – 12 years old and guides them around the Church looking at the architecture, history, and furnishings. A corresponding answer sheet with extra information is provided for accompanying adults.

Throughout the country there are over 250 churches with NADFAS trails.