Save the Church Roof!
The Ancient Grade 1 listed Church of St Leonard’s has stood at the heart of Flamstead village for almost 900 years. It serves not only as a place of worship, but also as a valuable community hub for the village.
This very special building is currently under threat due to damp conditions and urgent roof repairs which unless carried out will result in the building having to be closed to the public. The church also contains rare medieval wall paintings dating from the 13th century which need to be preserved and restored.
We want to help save our beautiful 12th century village church from closure. Damp and deathwatch beetle have affected the roof timbers because the windows and walls are not weatherproof. Temporary repairs have now been made but more money is needed to carry out full repairs.
As in 2018, in 2019 the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival will be supporting Friends of St Leonard’s and the Flamstead Heritage Project’s vision is to protect St Leonard’s Church for future generations to use and enjoy by donating the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival to the St Leonard’s Roof project.