Flamstead's Winter Flower Festival to help fundraise for church repairs

St Leonard's Church in Flamstead is in need of some repairs
St Leonard's Church in Flamstead is in need of some repairs

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe are coming to Flamstead in a bid to help rescue the village’s medieval church.

A Winter Flower Festival on the theme of Narnia, from the famous CS Lewis children’s books, will be held on November 24-26 at St Leonard’s Church.

Walk through the wardrobe at the entrance to the church and you will enter a magical world of winter displays created by a team of designers and arrangers who worked on the acclaimed St Albans Abbey Flower Festival.

The festival is part of a major fundraising initiative with the church – home to rare medieval murals – facing a bill close to £1million due to water damage to the roof timbers and walls as well as an infestation of death watch beetle.