The Friends of St. Peter's Berkhamsted

Friends of St Peter's, Great Berkhamsted

Supporting the work of maintaining and enhancing St Peter's Church and the churchyards that belong to it.

Newsletters and e-bulletins

Since December 2017 we have also been issuing monthly e-bulletins about the Rectory Lane Cemetery Project. If you’d like to receive an e-bulletin direct to your inbox, fill in our online signup form.

Friends Newsletters

  • Issue 17. Spring 2018
  • 16. 4 2018 - Rectory Lane Cemetery e-bulletin
    Springing into action at Rectory Lane Cemetery
  • 15. 3 2018 - Rectory Lane Cemetery e-bulletin
    March Hare-ing! There's lots going on...
  • 14. 2 2018 - Rectory Lane Cemetery e-bulletin
    Bird nests and family trees...!
  • 13. 1 2018 - Rectory Lane Cemetery e-bulletin
    Spring in the Cemetery!
  • 12. 12 2017 - We're on our way ...!
    At last all the paperwork has been signed and we have permission to deliver the changes at the Cemetery. Introduction to the key players.
  • 11. Autumn 2017
  • 10. September 2017 - E-Bulletin
    We’ve ‘won’ the Lottery so what is next? Work begins on transforming the cemetery, news of our 2017 Heritage Open Day, and a touching letter from a recent visitor.
  • 07. Autumn 2016
    The cemetery bench design prize competition, our 2016 Heritage Open Day, and David Pearce writes about the history of John Incent. PLUS news about the chamber organ in St Peter's.
  • 06. July 2016 (e-bulletin)
    A busy summer in the cemetery surveying and repairing monuments and clearing trees; restoration work begins on the Seat of Remembrance; and exciting news about our Heritage Open Days event coming up!
  • 05. Autumn 2015
    Restoration of memorials; David Pearce's talk on WWI graves; work on the Royal Coat of Arms; and the 2015 Heritage Open Day
  • 04. Spring 2015
    You can read about the fascinating glimpses of the past that have been uncovered in this area in this month's Friends Newsletter.
  • 03. Autumn 2014
    Repairing the church clock; greetings from the new Rector; and a wonderful day at the Graveyard Shift event
  • 02. June 2014
    We celebrate our 1st anniversary; history of the Smith-Dorrien family; caring for the Rectory Lane Cemetery; the Royal Coat of Arms; and a new Zimbelstern for the church organ
  • 01. September 2013
    The Friends of St Peter's is launched; an introduction to Rectory Lane Cemetery; mediaeval brasses in St Peter’s Church; conservation of the Royal Coat of Arms; and re-ordering of the west end of St Peter's - can it be done?