Sandridge church’s new information board is officially dedicated

St Leonard's Church Lychgate

St Leonard's Church Lychgate - Credit: Archant

A new information board telling the story of a 900-year-old village church was dedicated in a small Palm Sunday ceremony.

The board is sited alongside the churchyard next to the Garden of Rest at St Leonard’s Church in Sandridge, and acts as a welcome to visitors pointing out the key features and showing how the church has developed through the centuries.

The Rev Em Coley, Vicar of St Leonard’s, said: “The church has been a focus of community life for hundreds of years and continues as a place of worship today.

“This board is a sign of the welcome we offer to all who come to St Leonard’s as worshippers, pilgrims, those interested in the church’s long history, or visitors looking for peace or a rest.”

She thanked Sandridge parish council for supporting and financing the project as well as all those who had been involved in its planning, design and construction.

The original idea for the board came from community project Sandridge 900+, that celebrated 900 years since the consecration of St Leonard’s.