Flowery bower at 800-year-old church
ST Leonard’s Church in Chesham Bois is celebrating its 800th anniversary in 2015.
Events began on New Year’s Day and will continue throughout the year. The weekend of June 6 and 7 will see the first big celebrations when the church is open for a number of events which will include the local community and many former church members.
Central to this is the Flower Festival, celebrating the theme ‘Go Forth and Tell’.
The small historic church, nestled at the end of a lane surrounded by a pretty graveyard and meadow, will be beautifully decorated with many floral displays remembering key historical moments and people in the parish, from the Magna Carta to the present day.
Visitors will be warmly welcomed at the church on Bois Lane on Saturday June 6 from 10.30am to 5pm.
Home-made cakes and other refreshments with will be available throughout the day at the nearby Chesham Bois School.
The church will also be open on Monday afternoon from 2pm until 5pm to for a final opportunity to view the floral displays.
Entrance is free of charge but donations will be much appreciated. Everyone is welcome.
To check any last minute changes to opening hours and for more information on this and other anniversary events, please visit www.stleonardscb.org.uk or contact 800years@ stleonardscb.org.uk for details.
St Leonard’s Church is holding a flower festival over the weekend of June 6 and 7 as part of its 800th anniversary celebrations
Beautiful stained glass at St Leonard’s Church in Chesham Bois