A new seat at St Edmund’s

St Edmund’s Church is very proud of its newly acquired seat. Earlier this year, a County Council Initiative offered every Parish Council a seat or a notice board. The Parish Council decided on a seat which would be located in the churchyard at Holme Pierrepont. The new wooden seat is located at the back of the church, with a tranquil view over the churchyard. Here one can sit, reflect or remember.

In the photograph, we see Margaret Left, a bellringer at St Edmund’s and also a resident in Gamston,

A new seat at St Edmund's

giving the seat a trial run!

Heritage Lottery Fund safeguarding St Edmund’s historic memorials

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant of £50,000 to fund the restoration of five historic memorials, install much-needed storage and display facilities, and  to give the historic organ a full overhaul,


  • Five historic monuments to local worthies have been preserved thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The award of £50,000 has allowed  St Edmund’s,  to complete urgent repairs to five “at risk” churchyard memorials, including three which are Grade II listed, and restore them to their original designs.
  • This work is being followed by the installation of storage and display facilities in church, which will enable the significant mediaeval memorials to the Manvers/Pierrepont family to be seen in their full glory, together with display boards telling the history of the family and the church.
  • Later in the year the organ, will undergo a full overhaul. It was originally built in 1865 by the Nottingham firm of Lloyd & Dudgeon, for the Midlands Trades Exhibition, and later moved to St. Edmund’s. It is generally a fine, well constructed instrument with good tonal qualities. The organ was last overhauled in 1956, and now needs a full restoration to restore it to its potential.
  • Finally, the church’s website will be much improved in layout, appeal and flexibility. As well as giving up-to-date information for congregation and visitors alike, it will contain a specially-written digest of the church’s history, and its many points of interest.

All the work is programmed to be completed by the end of the year.