Speyer to Spalding Visit 2019
Spalding URC has a long-standing friendship with Christuskirche in Speyer, Germany. This year, as well as our anniversary celebrations we look forward to welcoming them once again. Please note at this stage the programme is still subject to alteration, exact times and dates may still change.
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Friday 24th May
Guests arrive. Meet and greet before they join their hosts for the weekend.
Saturday 25th May
5.30pm for 6pm food.
BBQ at Crowtree Farm, Wragg Marsh.
Sunday 26th May
Service at church, 10.30am, followed by lunch in the hall. Free time in the afternoon/evening with hosts.
Monday 27th May
Visit to Burghley House.
Tuesday 28th May
Possible farewell service to be held in the morning. Guests departure time tbc.
Visit to Spalding 2019
OUR SISTER CHURCH IN GERMANY
Speyer is a beautiful old town, with a population of over 50,000. Situated approximately 100 miles south of Frankfurt and 20 miles west of Heidelberg on the banks of the Rhine in the Rhine-Neckar region.
Speyer has an ancient heritage and is dominated by its magnificent Cathedral which was begun by Konrad II in the 9th Century. The town's historical significance is demonstrated by the fact that for almost 300 years it was the burial place of the Holy Roman Emperors and the Cathedral houses several of their tombs, alongside kings and other royalty.
The Pfalz Historical Museum, the Office of Official Records and the Pfalz District Library are all located within Speyer. It also notably has the only post graduate college (Administrative Science) in Germany.
(Information copied from http://www.visitoruk.com/Spalding/speyer-germany-C1206-L1050.html)