National Lottery supports our heritage project

Thanks to National Lottery players and the
generosity and support
of local people,
funds, trusts and local organisations

we have been able to repair St Leonard’s Church

Wall paintings can be saved

Once these paintings, dating from the 13th century, have dried out, we can raise the funds to conserve them.

Roof timbers have been repaired

Rot and deathwatch beetle had attacked the oak beams…

Heritage will be shared

We have an exciting programme of activities and displays …

Preparation and repairs

The major repairs have now been completed. Preparing for them involved detailed survey work using high tech laser scanners Read more…

An evolving heritage building

The church contains medieval wall paintings dating from the 13th century, graffiti carved in the 1500s. Read more…

Project progress report

After a three-year fundraising campaign and over a year of repairs to save the church, we now want to share its heritage. Read more…

You can help too

It’s not just about money, it’s about getting people interested and involved as volunteers in our project. Read more…

Flamstead Heritage has been saved, but...

... there is still much to do. So now let us share this beautiful church and its medieval murals
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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 St...

Hard Hat Tours – a real hit with those who took part

80 people from the local community took take part in one the hard hat tours held on 18th and 20th May 2021, and all reported how much they enjoyed it. Each tour lasted around an hour, giving people a unique opportunity to see up close the work on the windows, walls...