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Our project to repair and share the heritage of St Leonard’s Church Flamstead is now being delivered. Our funding bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund included an ambitious programme of Activities, Interpretation and capital works to ensure the heritage will be in better condition, better managed and enjoyed by a far more diverse community of visitors.
At the core however is a dedicated team of volunteers led by Andrew Lambourne, the Project Director.
We are supported by local community stakeholders including the Parochial Church Council, the Friends of St Leonard’s, the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival, the Flamstead Society, Flamstead Parish Council, the Flamstead Village Show and the Village Hall, as well as Historic England and the St Albans Diocese.
Because this is a community project, all are invited to take part and if you live in or near Flamstead and can offer the following skills or experience, we’d be delighted to hear from you:
- 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 – none at present
Churchwardens – Mary Jenkin, John King
Lay representatives – Miranda Motley, Beryl Wright, Clare Rudd, Greg Parsons, Harry Birtley
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
Young People Activity strand: Miranda Motley, Clare Rudd, Anna Franklin
Special Interest and Historical Research strand: Leslie Webster, Mark Jenkin, Diane Lynch, Jayne West
Tourism and Outreach strand: Katharine LeQuesne, Anne-Françoise Brenton
Living Churchyard strand: Emily Spry, Bryan Thompson
Further Education & Professional Development strand: Andrew Lambourne
Marketing support: Sandra Clark
Historic England adviser: Trudi Hughes
Diocesan adviser: David Bevan
Friends of St Leonard's (FoSL)
Ongoing fundraising through membership, events and legacies
FoSL, a non-religious charity, makes funding available to the Parochial Church Council for development projects, routine care and maintenance of the church building.
Chair – Mark Jenkin
Treasurer – Mark Worsey
Other Trustees – Carol Gibson, Greg Parsons, Sarah Parsons, Clare Rudd
FoSL website: Friends of St Leonard’s