ST. PETERS CHURCH

GOLDHANGER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Much of the material here has been taken from Goldhanger - an Estuary Village written by Maura Benham, and published in 1977. The book is now out of print, however the Trustees of Maura Benham's estate kindly gave the local History Group permission to reproduce all or parts of the book for non-profit making uses. The complete book has been digitised and is available separately on this site at...

Goldhanger - an Estuary Village

 

 

 

Maura’s Trustees wrote:

All who knew Maura would agree that she would have been delighted to know that her work and interest in the Church and village is still being shared by others.

 

 

 

Some of the Information about past rectors and some extracts from Parish magazines are taken from Little Totham, The Story of a Small Village published in 2005. The author Lorna Key has kindly given permission for these to be included here.

Acknowledgements relating to other short extracts from published material are given within the text.

 

 

 

There is a video introduction to the history of Peter's Church on YouTube. It includes a tour of the exterior and interior of the building and highlights the main historical features that are covered on this webpage...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=y98RsENRwOI

The video is just over nine minutes long and can also be found with a search within Youtube for "St Peters Church Goldhanger".

 

 

 

The information is presented here in two forms:

interactive facility on a plan view of the Church followed by a chronological ordering...

 

 

Chronological Order...

 

 

YEAR

EVENT

 

 

400s

There was Roman occupation in the vicinity and Roman material has been identified in the Church building. Particularly the quoins, or corner stones, of the north wall. Maura Benham wrote... These may have come from a Romano British building said to have stood in Fish Street.

 

 

654

St.Cedd founded a Celtic style community at Othona (Bradwell-on-sea) and built his "Cathedral" of St Peters-on-the-wall on the foundations of the Roman fort. There are similarities in building material and style with St Peter's, particularly the Norman windows. Perhaps the two buildings originally had some similarity.

 

 

1000s

 

Saxon religious settlements and burial grounds have been found in the village. St Peters has a sunken floor, which is characteristic of Saxon buildings. Perhaps the original appearance of St Peters was similar to the Saxon buildings found at the Elms Farm archaeological site in Heybridge.

 

 

1085

The Maldon Archaeological Group wrote:

The Churches in Maldon were not mentioned in the Domesday Book because they were too poor to be taxed. These Churches were probably ministered to by Saxon priests in buildings constructed only of timber and thatch.

So the Church could have been originally been thatched as shown here

 

 

1085

The Domesday Book refers to Manor of Goldhangre and a priest called "Eldred". See...

Domesday book entry for Goldhanger

 

 

1100s

Goldhanger & Little Totham manors & Churches merged with one Rector.

 

 

 

1100s

Norman round topped windows were placed in the north wall and remain there.

 

 

1285

The first locally recorded Rector of Goldhanger was called "Nicholas" who spent time in Newgate prison for killing a man. The 48 other Rectors who have held the post up until 1987 are listed in a framed manuscript on the vestry wall. A copy is available here (which can be enlarged).

 

 

1300s

Maura Benham wrote:  Considerable rebuilding work must have been carried out at St. Peter's Church in the latter part of the 14th century. The walls of the nave were heightened (as can be seen on the outside of the north wall) and the fine crown post roof with three tie-beams was built over the nave. A remarkable feature of this roof is the chamfering of every constituent timber, including the smallest and least important. C.A.Hewett, in "Church Carpentry" dated 1974, found this roof of particular Interest. He dated it between 1375 and 1400.

 

 

An extract from C.A.Hewett’s 1974 Church Carpentry...

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Maura also wrote:  The four carved stone wall plates in the nave, supporting the roof are of particular interest. We do not know who the stone heads may have represented.

However, The Revd. Gardner referred to these carved stone corbels and used them as a theme of a sermon, referring to them as "the four kings and queens".

 

 

1300s

Caen stone facings from Normandy were used in this period. This type of stone can still be found at the edges of the creek and estuary where it was deposited over board from sailing barges, having been used as ballast.

 

 

1300s

Maura Benham wrote…

On either side of the south porch doorway one sees a fine intricate stone carving of  leaves  and  berries,  each  of  the  carvings containing a small animal. Whether these date from the early 14th century, when such carvings were carried out at Southwell, York and Lincoln, is uncertain.

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

These small animals are most likely to be representations of Great Crested Newts,

a species of Salamander which still survives in the vicinity.

 

 

1300s

 

From...

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, dated 1985:

Possible 14th century carving of a man, angel with ivy leaves and a small animal.

also identified as "Tobias and the Angel"

 

 

1348

The Black Death halved the number of Essex clergy and the benefice was probably vacant for some time.

 

 

1440

Lt Totham funded its own Chaplain - and it remained this way for 200 years.

 

 

1400s

The tower was added at the west end of the Church, probably as a watch tower with one bell.

                  

     earliest photo of the tower               ancient door to ringing chamber

east and south view from the tower today - Select to enlarge and zoom

When there was perhaps just one bell in the tower, access to the roof would have been easy. However, today with eight bells crammed in, it is very difficult and there is no public access.

There is some evidence that there was once a...  clock in the tower

 

 

1400s

The walls and roof of the Church raised for the second time.

 

 

1522

Plays were performed in the Church to raise money to construct a new roof.

 

 

1500s

The The Higham family added the South chapel.

 

 

1531

Date of the Awdrie Hiegham brass plaque on the tomb in the Lady Chapel

 

 

1547

The Interior of the Church was dramatically changed by the Reformation.

Maura Benham wrote…The people of England found themselves ordered to change the interior of their Churches beyond recognition.

The Royal Injunction of 1547 had ordered "that they shall take away, utterly extinct and destroy, all shrines, covering of shrines, all tables, candlesticks, trindles or rolls of wax, pictures, paintings, and all other monuments of feigned miracles, pilgrimages, idolatry and superstition, so that there remain no memory of the same in walls, glass windows or elsewhere within their Churches or houses".

We cannot envisage the interior of Goldhanger Church either before or after these changes, but the main structure as we know it was there at the time of the Reformation.

 

 

1549

An inventory of "Church Goods" was made in this year and recorded in the 1873 Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society...

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1550s

Maura Benham wrote…

There was either a doorway or an alcove in the north wall of the chancel. Parts of a stone surround resembling a door were revealed during replastering of the interior in 1976, and the space was filled with narrow bricks of the Tudor period. One may wonder why it was closed up. Its position in the north wall of the chancel suggests that it could have been an alcove used as an Easter sepulchre, possibly incorporating a tomb.

The inventory of Church goods made at Goldhanger at this time (shown above) included sepulchre lights. These were tapers given by bachelors and maidens at Easter.

 

 

A study of the outside wall on the north side the Chancel reveals a possible doorway...

Over 800 hundred years it is quite likely there was both an Easter sepulchre and a doorway leading to the Rectory at different times located here.

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Maura also wrote... The four stone carvings set by the windows in the north all said to be 16th century, represent the winged beasts of the Revelation:

 

 

 

The flying eagle               The calf                    The human face                  The lion

 

 

1554

The Revd Thomas Downing was removed from office during the reformation.

 

 

1585

Mr. Allyson, minister, caused upset by refusing to: "babptyse a child beyng base born weythin the paryshe beyng a vargrant person."

 

 

1589

The Revd. John Knight was excommunicated "for not wearing his supplisse".

 

 

1589

There was a prosecution for "camping" (playing football) in the churchyard on the Sabbath.

 

 

1591

At a Court held in Coggeshall James Nicholson of Goldhanger, was brought before the Archdeacon for declining to pay a proportion of the cost of erecting a seat for the minister.

 

 

1599

A Goldhanger witch was excommunicated.

 

 

1603

Maura Benham wrote…

It was finally decided that "a convenient seat should be made for the minister to read the service in", and installed the clergy desk or pew as a permanent fixture and part of the recognised furniture of the parish Church.

 

 

1650

The Revd. Edward Howes conversed by letter with the governor of Massachusetts about "a magneficall engine" which would enable him and the governor to sympathize at a distance. An attempt to invent telegraphy. The Revd. Howes also published a book in this year on “A new and brief arithmetic" which, he promised “would enable even a mean capacity person to attain skill and facility”.

There is much more about. . . The Revd Edward Howes

 

 

1657

The Church tower contained 4 bells. Two of the bells have this date and are inscribed:

MILES GRAYE MADE ME 1657

The Miles Graye foundry was in Colchester.  More about...  the bells of St Peters

 

 

1696

From the Essex Countryside magazine of 1962...

The Rector was involved in an incident in 1696. Thomas Sparrow, labourer from Tollesbury and a friend of Rector John Lasby's daughter, was taken to the quarter sessions court. He was "caught on a dark October night of 1696 with a ladder planted against the wall of the Rectory beneath the young lady's window, with every preparation made for conveying her away and she still a minor". The Rector was very wroth.

 

 

1700s

The Iron-bound almsbox

in the Lady Chapel dates

from this period.

 

 

1707

The Creed, and Ten Commandments were said to be painted on the inside walls.

 

 

1721

A Curate was installed to work in both Goldhanger and Little Totham parishes.

 

 

1780

 

A sketch in the Church of this date which hangs in the Church and shows three gables over the south isle...

 

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1781

Two of the bells in the tower have this date

 

 

1805

St Peters Church donated 2 shillings towards Nelson's victory.

 

 

1813

The Churchwarden Accounts from 1750-1930 show a payment to the Poorhouse in 1754: "A load of bushes for the poorhouse". However, the accounts show many payments of..."Relieve for Messrs ... with apabs" (apabs being Latin for food). The Parish Poorhouse had 11 residents at around this time.

 

 

1836

The Revd Thomas Leigh Rector of Wickham Bishops, purchased the Goldhanger Benifice which included The Glebe and The Parsonage. He installed his son Edward as Rector, who remained until his death in 1946. The family also owned Pumphouse Farm and Follyfaults Farm.

There is more about the... Leigh family

 

 

1839

42 children were attending school in the vestry.

Maura Benham wrote...

One may wonder where the large vestry was. The present vestry is a small enclosed area at the west end of the south aisle, and was previously the base of the tower, now the ringing chamber. The three gables shown in the 18th-century drawing may have formed some sort of gallery over the south isle, and this might have been the room in which the school was held, though no windows are shown in the gables.

There is more about the history of... The Village School

 

 

1841

The Rural Deans report of this date gives a congregation size of 260-300.

 

 

1846

 

The Revd. Charles Brian Leigh was appointed Rector and remained until 1893.

There is about the...

Revd. C B Leigh

 

 

1848

The Revd. Thomas Leigh, father of the Rector paid for the building of the new "Church of England" school.  There is more about... Village School

 

 

1848

 

A silver communion service and a pair of alms dishes was donated to the Church by  Sarah Leigh in memory of her brother Edward. This is the paten, cup and flagon which are on long-term loan to Chelmsford Cathedral.

 

 

1848

A letter sent to Sarah Leigh by the Church Wardens...

We the undersigned Parishioners of Goldhanger beg most respectfully to offer our grateful thanks for your kind and Liberal gift of a Silver Communion Service for the use of the Parish Church.

The full letter is available here  (which can be enlarged)

 

 

1851

The Revd. C B Leigh built the "New Rectory", now called Goldhanger House.

There is much more about... the new Rectory

 

 

1853

 

The Revd. Leigh, who paid for the extensive refurbishments of the Church, had “CBL” as a dedication cast into the down pipes.

 

 

1854

The Chelmsford Chronicle reported that the Church had been "thoroughly restored"…"the whole of which has been defrayed by the rector, the Rev C B Leigh", and the parishioners have raised a subscription to erect a handsome organ manufactured by Walker of London.

 

 

1850s

 

The Revd. Leigh instructed that red brick walls be build around the Church and encouraged parishioners to build them along the streets. The stile through the wall at the back of the churchyard is still much admired by local artists.

There is more about the... Red Brick Walls

 

 

1850s

The two Norman shaped window frames in the north wall were probably fitted with these stained glass windows by CB Leigh at around this time.

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      St Andreas                St Peter

 

 

1850s

 

Maura Benham wrote of this period...

The fine old carved wood used in the pulpit and choir stalls was put in by the Leigh family in the mid 19th century.

 

 

1850s

The Minton floor tiles in the Sanctuary and Chancel undoubtedly came from this period...

            

Sanctuary floor tiles                  Chancel floor tiles

 

 

1858

 

The Leigh family replaced the stained glass windows in the Lady Chapel with windows dedicated to the Priscilla Leigh (the Rector’s sister-in-law) of Marks Hall, who died in this year aged 28.

 

 

1850s

The Leigh family most probably replaced all the stained glass windows in this period...

 

 

    

          North side                  Chancel                     Chapel(east)                     Chapel(south)                  tower

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1891

The Revd. C B Leigh was declared bankrupt and retired two year later.

 

 

1893

 

The Revd. Frederick Gardner was appointed Rector in this year.

This painting of him hangs at  the back of the Church.

There is much more here about... The Revd. Gardner

 

 

1895

 

The Revd. Gardner started the Parish magazine and wrote in it…

...as some form of useful literature, which will be a welcome companion to your fireside when the day's work is over. Nothing will be found more interesting and more useful than the accompanying magazine.

 

 

1899

The churchyard was extended and six foot iron railings were installed which were made in the Maldon Iron Works. Two section remained until 2014, the rest was probably removed during one of the two wars. There was also another pathway through the Churchyard at this time that no longer exists that is shown in this postcard...

There are more postcard views of St Peters here...

 

 

1899

An extract from Kelly's Directory of this year...

The Church of St. Peter is a building of dressed flint with Caen stone facing's, partly in the Early English and partly in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south chapel, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells. In the Church is an stone to Anthony Heyham, and his wife c. 1557.

The Church has been thoroughly repaired at the expense of the Leigh family and affords 270 sittings. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a rectory, with that of Little. Totham annexed, joint net yearly value £554, with 35 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the trustees of G. D. Collins esq. and held since 1893 by the Rev. Frederick Thomas Gardner M.A. of St. Peter's College, Cambridge

 

 

1899

The Church bells were upgraded to a peal of 6.  More about...  the bells of St Peters

 

 

1900

The Revd. Gardner started a "coal club" to buy coal in bulk at lower prices for his parishioners.

 

 

1904

From "Little Totham – The Story of a Small Village" ...

The children went to a Sunday School Christmas treat at the Rectory in a horse and cart. "The repast being over, the curtains at one end of the room were drawn aside revealing the lighted Christmas tree laden with presents of which every child received one or two. Recitations were given and songs sung. Before dispersing the children were further regaled with cake, oranges, sweets and nuts.

 

 

1906

From "Little Totham – The Story of a Small Village" …

The Revd. Gardner wrote his monthly letter in the Parish Magazine from Spitzbergen and announced that 43 London Children would be coming to stay in Goldhanger and Little Totham as they normally did each year.

More about...  The Rector’s Spitzbergen involvement

 

 

1906

A new organ was installed

at the front of the nave.

This photo was taken in that year.

 

 

1908

The Ellacombe Chimes frame in the ringing chamber has a manufacturer's plate on it with this date. Very few Churches still have working Ellacombe Chimes, and even fewer have eight bells with working chimes.

The lower part of the Ellacombe Chimes frame was once a cupboard used to store the hand bells. The hand bells date from about this period and were probably a gift from the Gardner family.

More about the ...  the Ellacombe Chimes

 

 

1910

 

A plaque in the bell tower commemorates the first peal on 6 bells by local ringers. The ringers were all given silver medallions by the Revd. Gardiner.

 

 

1910s

This postcard photograph was taken well before the war memorial was built in 1920 and shows that the front Churchyard was clear of grave stones even at this time.

There are more postcard views here...

 

 

1911

The Parish Magazine reported that:

“A temporary Chancel screen has been erected as the previous one has been much missed on its removal". It will remain in its place until such times as a permanent Chancel screen may be given which the Church really needs".

This early 1900s postcard below shows the simple rood screen and the organ which was positioned at the front of the Church at that time...

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1913

The Parish Magazine reported that a new organ has been installed. The builder was Mr. Dalladay of Hastings. It has two manuals, nine speaker stops,448 pipes.

 

 

1918

Two pilots of 37 Squadron, the Royal Flying Corps, based at Goldhanger aerodrome, were killed locally in separate incidents and are buried in the Churchyard. Their gravestones are maintained annually by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

See...The Great-War at Goldhanger

 

 

1918

 

The John Wakelin memorial window

was installed near the south door.

The face is said to be based on the actual man.

 

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1920

The "impressive and noble" war memorial was built in the Churchyard with white Portland stone to commemorate the seventeen parishioners who lost their lives in The Great War. They included the Revd. Gardner’s son, who was at “the front” for just four days. No photographs of the dedication ceremony have been found, but many photos of similar ceremonies elsewhere have enabled this sketch to be produced...

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More about... The Great War

The Rector also wrote many... Parish magazine reports during the Great War

After 100 years the names on the memorial are only just readable, and in 2014 a new plague was added to the memorial to make the names readable and to add two more names of those lost the Great War.

 

 

1922

The Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex in this year described the Parish Church of St. Peters...

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1925

An extracts from:  Church Plate of Essex, published in this year...

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1930s

Before the arrival of electricity in the village in the late 1930s, the Church was illuminated with oil lamps and heated with a coal burning stove. Two polished brass Sanctuary lantern were kept permanently lit over the two alters. One of them is still stored in the tower...

              

Oil lamp                                                  Sanctuary lanterns

 

 

1930s

When this photograph of the font was taken, probably in the 1930s oil lamps can still be seen and the vestry had not yet been built in the south west corner.

The font appears to be made from one solid piece of stone as no joins can be seen in it.

 

 

1936

Mains electricity installed in the Church at a cost of £36 and the oil lamps were removed. The Rev Gardner refused to allow overhead electricity cables to cross his land or be used around the village. Underground cables had to be installed at much greater expense. However, an overhead cable crosses the front of the Churchyard, presumably to avoid digging in the graveyard..

 

 

1937

The Parish Magazine reported that a new vestry has been erected at the west end of the south aisle. Cupboards and bookshelves have been removed from the ringing chamber.

 

 

1937

The Parish Magazine reported:

"The stencilled canvas on the walls of the Chancel and Lady Chapel is very dirty and worse for wear. It will be removed and the walls given several coats of good distemper".

This part of an early 1900s postcard shows the wall decoration in the Chancel, which looks like a Pugin style ecclesiastical design, similar to the one show here. Pugin’s designs were in very bright colours but it is not know if the material in St Peters was brightly coloured.

     

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1939

This picture is similar to one in an article in the East Anglian DailyTimes in 1939 entitled… "An Essex Parish - its History and Romance". It shows a boiler chimney located near the south door. The gap in the pews is still there.

 

 

1939

These extracts from the same article in the East Anglian Daily Times of June 1939…

The ancient walls of St.Peters bear the tiles one associates with the days of the Romans. Most of the building, however, dates from early English times, but the south porch and the tower, the latter exceptionally broad and imposing, are about two centuries younger.

Partly because of the tower, the building seems singularly striking, and is rendered even more so by a stone Calvary facing the village, an affair impressive and noble of aspect, which is Goldhanger's memorial to the men of the parish "who fought and died in the Great War"

Although the exterior of St. Peters is impressive; the inside possesses more claims on the attention; the beautiful proportions the lancet windows, whose origin goes back to the very beginning of the building, the splendid woodwork of the roofs and pulpit, the carving here contrasts with the plain modern benches. All these combine to give the Church a very dignified air, so here one feels to be in the presence of something which has survived the stress and storms of centuries, and has been rendered the more remarkable in consequence.

An early survivor is a piscina in the usual position to the south of the chancel. Although restoration has occurred even so the old workmanship seems very apparent.

 A really ancient monument takes the form of a tomb. It retains a brass showing an inscription, but unfortunately, as one so often discovers, the effigies and two shields have been removed. In spite of this, the tomb is in a very fine state of preservation indeed, and from the epitaph we find that here is interred Antony Heigham whose death occurred in 1557.

The font, circular in shape and supported by nine broad shafts, is modern, but even in this case a link with the past reveals itself, for this font appears to be a copy of one constructed in Norman times.

 

 

1942

The two large oil paintings hanging in the church and shown below were moved from the Rectory to the Church at the beginning of the war. Both are dedicated to the Revd. Gardner and were donated by the Gardner family after the Rector's death in 1936. They are both extremely well painted, probably by the same Victorian artist, but are unsigned and have darkened with age.

         

In recent years we have learnt far more about these...  The Oil Paintings in St Peters

 

 

1942

The Rector was appointed as an RAF chaplain.

 

 

1942

The contents of the Church was insured for £1000 worth of war damages.

 

 

1947

The graveyard was extended.

 

 

1947

The 1850s built Rectory was sold and re-named "Goldhanger House"

 

 

1947

The last Curate left the village and the Parsonage was sold.

No full list of Curates at St. Peters has been found. Here is a ... Partial list of Curates

 

 

1950

The Parish magazine was re-launched after a gap of several years.

 

 

1950s

An electric blower was installed on the organ. Before this time the pump had been hand operated.

 

 

1950s

These two Sequoia trees were planted in the Churchyard by Crawshay Frost.

 

 

1951

 

Alfred Appleton & Bernard Mann

raising  the tenor bell

Tower Captain Bernard Mann organised the upgrading of the bells to a peal of 8 and a new steel frame was also installed. One of the bells came from the redundant Church of St Giles in Colchester. To raise funds for the refurbishments, house to house collections were organised. Bernard also organised the installation of glass plates between the nave and the ringing chamber. The glass came from a disused shop in Colchester. A new tenor bell was cast in this year and is inscribed in the memory of the Revd. Gardner and his wife Ethel Mary.

more about...  the bells of St Peters

 

 

 

1954

From Buildings on England - Essex,  by Nikolaus Pevsner

The north side of the Church shows its 11th century origin: one chancel window, the nave east angle, and one nave window. Much re-use of Roman brick, 14th century south aisle mostly of flint, but also incorporating Roman bricks.

15th century west tower with diagonal buttresses and some flint and stone decoration. The south arcade inside is of the 19th century. Stained glass: south chapel, south and east windows of 1858, typical of their date. Monument: Tomb-chest with black cover-plate, one brass to a woman and indents of other brasses. The monument was to Thomas Heigham 1531.

 

 

1955

The Maldon & Burnham Standard reported that Church belfry and tower restoration was complete and paid for with £1,600 raised in the Parish over the previous 5 years.

 

 

1956

Areas of the east Churchyard were levelled and headstones placed around the edges.

 

 

1960s

 

Tollesbury bellringer Bob Leavett donated a weather vane, which was installed by George Emeny and Terry Carter.

 

 

1960s

A sculpture by Crawshay Frost was placed in the Lady Chapel

where it remains.

 

 

1967

The Maldon & Burnham Standard reported that the choir boys "did their bit to help rid St Peters Church Goldhanger of black watch beetles at a church bazaar on Saturday". They raised £130.

 

 

1968

Norman Scarfe in “A Shell Guide to Essex”  wrote of St Peters…

The Church's building history can be read largely in the east wall with its Roman-brick quoins, mixed chocolate pudding-stone, buff septaria and grey flints: Norman chancel and nave: south aisle late 14th century, see the south doorway , south chapel and west tower : 15th century South chapel and aisle must have become ruined, the arcade and upper walls are now Victorian.

 

 

1968

The established oak tree near the south door, was planted around this time. The acorn came from the great oak tree on Sandon village green which was several hundred years old and cut down in 2001 having become diseased.

 

 

1990

The organ was dismantled and overhauled.

 

 

1992

A flower arranger’s cupboard was installed at the rear of the Church in memory of Henry and May Webb.

 

 

1992

The one hundredth peal was rung at St Peters to mark Bernard Mann's 80th birthday, 40 years since the upgrade to 8 bells and the 30 years Bernard had been tower captain.

 

 

1999

Parts of the ceiling plaster fell down damaging the lectern. A Pipistrelle bat colony was found during the repair work and was protected.

 

 

2000

A memorial book and display stand was donated by Mrs Forbes and is installed in the Lady Chapel.

 

 

2006

 

Crumbling plaster work was removed from the internal walls of the ringing chamber in the tower and the stonework was revealed and pointed. An early stonemason's mark has been exposed.

 

 

2010

 

A new Community Room was added to the north side of the Church with access through the existing north door. This provides a small meeting room, a kitchen, disabled toilet facilities, and disabled access to the Church.

 

 

 

2014

Special commemorative events took place in the village, including adding a new plague to the memorial to make the original names readable and to add two more names of those lost during the Great War.

There is more about...   Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War

 

 

 

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