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We are now working to develop a second-round bid to National Lottery for the funds to repair the church. In this process, supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are assisted by a Project Manager, Activity Plan advisers, Architect, Structural Engineer and Quantity Surveyor and will be appointing an Ecologist and Archaeologist.

At the core however is a dedicated team of volunteers led by Andrew Lambourne, the Project Director. We are working closely with the Parochial Church Council, the Friends of St Leonard’s, Historic England and the St Albans Diocese. If you live in or near Flamstead and can offer the following skills or experience to help save St Leonard’s church, we’d be grateful for your help so do please contact us:

  • Photographing and filming buildings & events
  • Minuting meetings and chasing actions
  • Organising and stewarding events and activities
  • Making props and period costumes
  • Heritage Interpretation skills

Parochial Church Council

The Executive body responsible for the fabric of the church

The Flamstead Parochial Church Council (PCC) is a registered charity, no. 1179567, and its members work closely with the Flamstead Heritage Group and the Friends of St Leonard’s to ensure our Grade I listed Church is properly maintained. The members of the PCC are trustees of the charity:

Vicar – Tom Sander
Curate – Stephen Tudway
Churchwarden – Andrew Welch
Lay representatives – Miranda Motley, Beryl Wright, John Fountain, John King, Gill Spragg, Greg Parsons, Harry Birtley, Mary Jenkin

St Leonard’s Church website: St Leonard’s and St John’s

Flamstead Heritage Group

Created by the PCC specifically to spearhead heritage protection fundraising

The Flamstead Heritage Group reports to the Parochial Church Council and is responsible for the urgent fundraising necessary to save the church from being closed on safety grounds due to the structural problems with the roof, and to make the building weatherproof in order to protect the heritage for future generations. It draws in others from the village to assist, and they are included here with thanks.

Project Director – Andrew Lambourne
Finance Manager: Veronica Worsey
Fundraising manager: Tim Wright
Schools Activity strand: Phil Mercer, Kerry O’Brien, Chris White
Young People Activity strand: Monica Carrera, Clare Rudd
Special Interest and Historical Research strand: Leslie Webster, Stephen Tudway, Mark Jenkin, Jayne West
Tourism and Outreach strand: Debbie Charlton, Katharine LeQuesne, Emily Spry, Anne-Françoise Brenton
Further Education & Professional Development strand: Andrew Lambourne, David Hinchliffe
Marketing support: Sandra Clark
Historic England adviser: Trudi Hughes
Diocesan adviser: David Bevan

Friends of St Leonard's

Ongoing fundraising through events and legacies

The Friends of St Leonard’s provides steady background funding which is made available to the PCC for the routine care and maintenance of the church.

Chair – Mark Jenkin
Treasurer – Mark Worsey
Other Trustees – Elaine Soanes, Fiona Messent, Greg Parsons, Sarah Parsons, Tim Moss, Clare Rudd, Tom Sander

FoSL website: Friends of St Leonard’s