St Helen’s dates from 12th century, with the North aisle added in 1380. The tower was rebuilt in 1500 and contained various numbers of bells from about 1553. There is presently a peal of six, which are rung regularly. The quarter chiming clock was a gift to the parish of Lea in 1814. Between the Choir and the North aisle is a mediaeval tomb to Sir Roger Trehampton, one of the Knights Templar. The church was partially restored in 1849 by J.L. Pearson.
Flower festival with a wedding theme, display of dresses.
The 20th Century Rood Screen that crosses the south chancel is made of oak from the Lea Estate and was built by local craftsmen as a memorial to the men of the parish who lost their lives during the First World War – a plaque to the side lists the names of those men.
Open: 19-20th May, Saturday 10am-4pm • Sunday 11am-4pm.
Postcode: DN21 5EH, click here to find on Google Maps.
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