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.


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

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