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.

Read in Peace Seat Appeal

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019Our Read In Peace Christmas Challenge has now closed

Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, match funding from the  Big Give Christmas Challenge and support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we have met and exceeded our fundraising target!

This appeal is arising funds to install an R.I.P. (‘Read In Peace’) seat in Rectory Lane Cemetery. This will be a circular seat with a beautiful Liquidambar tree in the middle and an integrated book shelf, complete with books in it! The seat will be a focus for quiet reading for all ages and storytelling for children. It will be a magical spot for the books to lead everyone to explore, beyond the bustle of the town and the hum of the computer.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated online or in our temporary pop-up shop on Berkhamsted High Street – your gifts were automatically doubled by the Big Give.

We will post updates in the news section about the seat installation over Christmas and in in the new year.

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