Coffee, Cake and Conundrums – a tour of the vaults
This event is on 29 Jun 2019 10:00am
Parish Church Hall, Church Road , KT22 8BD
For 1,000 years the Parish Church has stood steadily at the centre of the Leatherhead community. It belongs to us all - as a fine example of mediaeval architecture, as a quiet place for reflection and as a place of worship.
Therefore, while the Friends are contributing to essential repair work to the floor and heating systems as part of the Making History project, the opportunity is being taken to provide step-free access to the North and South Transepts and the Choir.
During the process archaeologists have investigated the recently excavated 18th and 19th century family burial vaults of three Leatherhead families – Gore, Spicer and Boulton. Come and join us to hear how these discoveries have raised questions and provided some answers in an illustrated talk by the Reverend Ian Stonehouse.
Following the talk, there will be coffee and cake and a chance to ask Ian questions. There will then be guided tours to visit the vaults in the Church with the Project Manager, John Andrews. This will be the last opportunity before discussions take place to close the vaults and return them respectfully to the silence of the centuries.
Visitors to the Church will be required to be reasonably mobile and wearing suitable footwear; also, as there are currently building works in progress, to sign an appropriate acknowledgement of the Risk Assessment.
Tickets £10. This is a fund-raising event organised by the Friends of Leatherhead Parish Church, a nondenominational charity dedicated to the maintenance and conservation of this beautiful mediaeval building for future generations.
Please return completed booking forms to the Parish Office.