For many people the entry to Forster Country is past the Only Connect sculpture in St Nicholas' churchyard and the spire is a welcome sight from much of the present area of Forster Country. To find more about the building, the parish and services, visit http://www.saintnicholaschurch.org.uk/.
The sculpture, "Only Connect" takes its name from the subtitle of Forster's Howards End. As well as marking the entrance to the Forster Country, it also commemorates the year 1994 when the land was first included in the Green Belt boundary. The Sculptor Angela Godfrey, BA, ARBS is one of this country’s leading sculptors. Her work has been widely exhibited, including several one-person shows. She has worked with the architect Richard Hurley on the re-ordering of churches at Hoddesdon, Harrow Weald, Ballyporeen in Co. Tipperary and Maidstone, among others. In 1994 she won an open competition for a street sculpture for the London Borough of Enfield, sited in Fore Street, Edmonton.
The BBC Open Country programme visited a few years ago. The programme can be heard here: Open Country.