Latest News from Flitton
We hope you appreciated the concert and the Remembrance Sunday service to commemorate the centenary of Armistice day. The church was filled on both occasions, and our thanks go to those who put a great deal of effort into organising them. We have a special display inside the church of silhouettes representing the 13 soldiers killed during the two wars that are named on our war memorial, another silhouette next to the war memorial itself, and we are very grateful to the Parish Council who paid for and arranged the restoration of the memorial.
The building work is likely to be ongoing for a while. The outside is completed, but further work was identified inside, in addition to what was originally planned. We have now lost one corner of the church while it dries out, and we hope repair work can begin again in the spring. Definitely a case of 'Keep calm and carry on' .
We are extremely grateful everyone who has contributed to make this possible - donors so far are:
The Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust - £5000
Parish Council £250
Balliol College Oxford £700
Allchurches Trust £1000
The Friends of Flitton and Greenfield Church who will be the biggest donor, and help us meet the final total.
Please be vigilant when you are passing by the church. There has been a spate of lead removals from churches in Bedfordshire, even in broad daylight. The company doing the repair work is Corinthian Stone and occasionally Simon Kinns goes onto our roof for checking the gutters etc but if you see anything suspicious, please let us know.
As ever, we are busy at Flitton church. We would love to see you at any service or event.