All Saints’ Parish Church, Leamington Spa
After two years and 830 hours of volunteering, the Volunteers at All Saints’ Church, Leamington Spa, have finally completed the repair work to the Church’s wonderful collection of ecclesiastical embroidery, ranging in size from small collection purses to large altar frontals.
As a result of their work, the Group has won a Golden Jubilee Award (formerly the Gold Star award), "In recognition and appreciation of their outstanding contribution to Volunteering for the Arts Society".
David Brass, the Area Heritage Volunteer Co-ordinator, presented the award to the volunteers at the church in November. He was then shown examples of the work they had carried out, ranging from large altar frontals to small collection purses.
As a permanent exhibition of the work of the Volunteers, three examples of their work will shortly be displayed in conservation display cases in the church, and a banner, with photographs of the volunteers at work, is also displayed in the church.