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St Nicolas’ Open Church Heritage & Appeal Day

September 9th 10am – 4.00pm

Heritage activities and displays. Funding Appeal – In parallel will be a funding appeal to raise monies exclusively for maintaining the structure of the church building. This year building work will be underway in September to repair the south roof and the Lych gate. So support for these two necessary pieces of work will be well received. You could even sponsor a quoin stone block.

This year the Heritage event is the same date as the national heritage event across the country. This is a real opportunity to explore and experience what this prime village asset of St Nicolas’ Church building adds to the fabric and community of our Surrey Hills village. The programme of activities includes guided trails both inside and outside led by local well informed historians that reveal the stories of our notable forebears with connections to Cranleigh. Some of the family names are still with us today.

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Importantly, there will be a variety of activities for all to enjoy whether a treasure hunt in the churchyard, a children’s Q and A quiz to complete inside, a visit to the bell ringing chamber in the tower, children’s art competition, family shield making,robes exhibition and flower arranging demo. All this interspersed with live music by talented organ and piano performers. The tented Heritage Café for morning coffee and afternoon refreshment with cake will be ready and waiting.

“A Community Growing in Faith and Love. Reaching into the heart of the local community”

A selection of the parish records that date back to the mid fifteen hundreds brought back from secure storage in the Surrey County Records Office as well as locally held records and photos of Cranleigh village life in the 20th century will be there to view. Be surprised about what you may find. We look forward to seeing you there.

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