About Our Team

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Our Flamstead Heritage Group is a growing team of volunteers from the village who are committed to doing what they can to save St Leonard’s Church from closure. We work closely with the Parochial Church Council, the Friends of St Leonard’s, Historic England and the St Albans Diocese. We’re looking for further people to lend a hand, so if you live in or near Flamstead and can offer the following skills or experience to help save St Leonard’s church, please contact us:

  • Using social media for campaigning
  • Raising money from funds and trusts
  • Photographing and filming buildings & events
  • Team and Project management
  • Writing bids for funding
  • Outreach and awareness raising
  • Events organisation

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 can be 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.

Fundraising cordinator – Andrew Lambourne
Historic England adviser – Trudi Hughes
Diocesan adviser – David Bevan
FoSL liaison – Richard Scopes
Heritage research – Leslie Webster, Jayne West
Historical adviser – Simon Goodwin
Educational outreach – Mary Jenkin
External liaison – Mark Jenkin
Fundraising advisers – Nigel Tully, Roy Lambden, Tim Moss, Liz Hizli
Youth Group liaison – Jeni Bowman, Nicole Murray, Nancy Wild, Katherine LeQuesne
Marketing and events – Gill Chambers, Sandra Clark

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 – Richard Scopes
Treasurer – Mark Worsey
Other Trustees – Elaine Soanes, Fiona Messent, Greg Parsons, Mark Jenkin, Tom Sander

FoSL website: Friends of St Leonard’s