Slides from Open Evening 13th October 2022

If you were unable to attend the Heritage Project’s Open Evening on 13th October – or want to see them again – you can download them here (a low resolution version to keep the file size down). To register interest as a volunteer, just download the...

Open Evening Thursday 13th October

Come and find out about the year long building works that repaired the nave roof and much more besides. Along with all the other work carried out before and since, St Leonard’s has indeed been saved. This will be explained in a talk, together with the plans for...

Community Events at St Leonard’s

It has been wonderful seeing St Leonard’s being used for community events again. Last week it was the Young Person’s Puppet Theatre and “The Spirit of St Leonards”. It told the story of a young girl who travelled through nine centuries of church and village history....

Flamstead Heritage Project Update

Following the all the hard work of Andrew Lambourne and all of the volunteers and workers, the first phase of the project is nearing completion. With our fantastic church now fully open again, we are looking forward to the next phase of the project. This will involve...

Reassembling the medieval roof

After 7 months of painstaking work during the course of this year – carefully taking the failing roof apart, updating the drawings and repair specifications, ordering timber in good time to beat the supply shortages, fabricating the new parts – the roof of...

Uncovering the 1960s cover-ups

Now that our scaffolding is complete, and the weatherproof roofing installed, we’ve started to uncover the areas needing restoration work. These were last worked on in the 1960s: the copper roof replaced the original lead roof in 1961, and the Glass Reinforced...
Let the repair work begin…

Let the repair work begin…

The 14th September 2020 marked a significant milestone for the Flamstead Heritage Project: the first lorry arrived onsite to start the 9-month work of repair and restoration at St Leonard’s Church! This project is being supported by the National Lottery Heritage...