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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Community Engagement Manager – an exciting new role

Closing Date to apply for this role: 30 May 2021 The purpose of the Flamstead Heritage Project is to sustain the 900-year heritage of St Leonard's Church into the long term future. We're currently repairing and restoring the building, and making sure it's going to be...

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 Plastic...