St Andrew’s Church, Heckington is one of the most exceptional decorated gothic churches in the country with technically outstanding masonry and ornamentation.
St Andrews Church had a stand in the Heritage Tent at this years Heckington show (29/30 July 2017). Not only were we there to have a presence at the show, but we also wanted to publicise our recent lottery success in being awarded a Resilience Grant. In conjunction with our partners at Heritage Lincolnshire a group of volunteers staffed the stand, engaging people in what we were up to and what we hoped to achieve, as well as asking them if they would like to be involved. Furthermore, we were very fortunate to have the considerable help of Newcastle University in the form of Dr Simon Bowen, and creative agency ‘Draw and Code’ who provided some very interesting electronic devices, including a computerised bell simulator that replicated all the 42,000 combinations of sequences that could be achieved using the 8 bells of St Andrews. Although quite muddy and wet the display created some significant interest and gave the team some good lessons for the future. Photos of the show supplied by Dr Simon Bowen.
Andrew Key and Becky Carr show off the wonderful silver plate that the tea tent was awarded by the Heckington Show judges at this years show (29/30 July 2017). The show attracts about 40,000 visitors a year and is ranked as the largest in England. The tea tent was very busy over the whole weekend and was staffed by a large group of villagers and volunteers from the local area who donated their time and most importantly dozens of wonderful cakes. It is hoped that the tent will better it’s £4,000 profit for the church that it made last year.
The Heckington Village Show is the largest village show in England and will take place 29th and 30th July 2017. St Andrews will be represented in the Heritage Tent with a display of the history and a audio visual displays developed in conjunction with Newcastle University and creative agency ‘Draw&Code’. Come and meet us and learn more about the fascinating history of this nationally significant church and they way in which we are interpreting it.