St Leonard, Charlecote
On Sunday 12th February 2017, the completed Church Record of St Leonard, Charlecote was presented to Revd David Jessett at a more than usually full church.
Kerrith Carr, one of the recorders, had embroidered a NADFAS kneeler (the former name of The Arts Society) which was also presented.
The seventeen members of The Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa group of church recorders started work in Autumn 2015 and enjoyed working in this lovely building.
Probably the outstanding features were the Fairfax Lucy memorials in the Lucy chapel. The other item of interest was a 1633 Bible which was hidden away in a drawer. This was subsequently lightly conserved and put into a custom made dropback box. This work was funded by The Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa.
At the presentation Chris Pickford, the reviser of Pevsner’s Warwickshire, was in the congregation. He had been a useful source of information allowing the recorders to access his working notes.
The recorders were made most welcome at the service and refreshments were served afterwards whilst everyone had a chance to look at the Record.
27 February 2017