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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Leckhampstead

January 24, 2015

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Leckhampstead

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This church is in a lovely setting beside the river Leck. It is locked but a sign in the porch says where a key can be obtained at a nearby cottage. The lady there was very happy to give me the key and explained how to get in and the lights as well.

The church website can be found at http://www.northbucksparish.org.uk this does say that the church is open on mid summer Sundays but doesn’t mention how to get the key.

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There are no signs outside at all but a prayer on an old poster in the porch – this wasn’t easy to photograph but I tried my best.

Inside I found a guide book but at £5 it is expensive for what it is. There wasn’t anything else. The visitors book showed only 3 entries for the whole of 2014! There are some cloth bags for different age groups around.

This is an interesting church to visit with quite a bit to see. There are carving and paintings on the pillars and a lovely reredos which dates from 1899 and is in memory of The Revd Heneege Drummond who was Rector here from 1835 – 1881.

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From the point of view of this study I rate this church as poor for the visitor but it is well worth a visit. There are stories to tell here and these need telling. I am surprised that the church isn’t open every day because of where it is. Somewhere to leave prayer requests would be good and so on. Go and have a look and see what you think.

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