I’m grateful for favourable comment on my History of St Giles Church delivered
to every household through the gift of an anonymous donor.
My collaborators in this booklet were David and Sally Lamb our Churchwarden and P&P
Editor who make a tremendous contribution to our common life as a village.
Last week I had the trauma of visiting a friend whose onset of dementia disturbed
me greatly, so changed since I saw him a year or so back.
Communities can get amnesia and a village with fast changing population is a candidate.
I’m delighted to have provided a guide to St Giles which so much makes Horsted Keynes
what it is.
Let’s keep up conversations started from the fascinating tales in A History of St
Giles Church and may I mention in this context the Historical Society talk on Robert
Leighton by Ann Govas and I in St Giles on Tuesday 28th July?
Have you noticed the cleaning of Leighton’s tomb by the south east wall of St Giles?
Go up to it when next you pass by and view his Archbishop’s cross now revealed by
the gift of another donor.
Dusting down tombs or memories of how we came to be where we are has its place in
maintaining a healthy community for our sense of heritage lends us confidence to
face the future as a village.