Donate

To support the work of St. Leonard’s with a one-off gift, please visit the Give A Little charity giving website here. Thank you so much for your help!

If you have any questions or would prefer a paper form, please send an email to our treasurer Anthea Nott.

To make a gift by Bank Transfer or set up a recurring Standing Order:
Name: Friends of St Leonard’s Church Bengeo
Sort Code: 60-10-39
Account Number: 3048 8575

Please make any cheques payable to ‘The Friends of St. Leonard’s Church, Bengeo’ and send to:
St. Leonard’s Church, Bengeo
c/o Bengeo Rectory, Byde Street, Hertford SG14 3BS

Thank you very much for your generous support!

Beautifully designed and uniquely inspired, a new font cover is proposed for St. Leonard’s Church, Bengeo. This project will combine practical purpose with spiritual values, telling the story of St. Leonard through its form and function.

If this idea captures your imagination then you can make it happen, and your love for St. Leonard’s will be shared with hundreds of people for many years to come.
 
For further details contact The Vicar, Rev’d Robert Thompson

Font Cover

Designed to reflect the ancient roof timber of St. Leonard’s and in honour of its builders.
The font cover in created mainly in English Oak of circular form skewed to the shape of the bowl.

It begins with a lower rim housing a strong panel to protect the font and its contents.
The detailing at the top of each support with walnut draw pegs and small panels is reminiscent
of the roof construction of the church. The Oak rises towards the roof in a contemporary style with aspiration for heaven and yearning for the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The modernist angular shape of each spoke terminates in a facet of light, symbolised with golden Burr Ash inlayed with the cross chains, the symbol of Leonard, leaving no doubt where the font belongs.