I am delighted to have been appointed Rector of Thaxted with the Sampfords and Radwinter with Hempstead. Visiting the parishes on the day of my interview, the unique character of each of the churches was obvious, and to someone with fresh eyes, these sacred spaces...
St. Andrew’s looked a picture at Christmas 2022. A group of village ladies voluntarily clean and decorate the church for everyone’s enjoyment. Traditional greenery was placed around the porch and on the windowsills inside; spray displays of carnations and...
The overhaul of Hempstead Church bells has been proceeding apace thanks to the amazing work of a wonderful group of villagers who have given generously of their time and skill. As you can see from the photographs, it is a pretty hostile environment to be working in...
Rosanne Kirkpatrick’s remarks at the presentation of the Church Record of St Andrew’s Church, Hempstead: “I have the result of many hours’ work by the Saffron Walden branch of NADFAS (National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts...
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