Flow­ery bower at 800-year-old church

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - GETTING TOGETHER -

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.

Pho­tos by Rob Heath

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

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