FoSP has started a major new project to enhance and manage St Peter's churchyard to create a pleasant and reflective place, for the whole Stoke Fleming community and visitors to the village. We intend to improve the biodiversity of this special area, concentrating on accessibility and sustainability, by managing our churchyard for the enjoyment of nature.
For full details of the project, and to see how you can help, see the Stoke Fleming Living Churchyard website.
FoSP is embarking on a long term project to help with the improvements to the church kitchen and toilet areas.
We believe that the church is a valuable community asset and will be more widely used as a venue with these improvements.
Lighting was installed to floodlight the tower and East side of the Church in May/June 2022 in time for the Queen's Platinum celebrations.
There'd been floodlighting some years back but it had long been dismantled due to it's age.
The new floodlighting is LED and will only be used very occasionally in order to avoid light pollution and wildlife disturbance.
A new aluminium flagpole was erected in January 2022. The old wooden flagpole had rotted and could no longer be used.
The Union flag is flown on important Royal celebrations, Commonwealth Day, Remembrance Day and Armistice
St. George's flag is flown on Easter Sunday, St. George's Day and Christmas Day
FoSP paid £3,026 for the project,
Refurbishment of the remaining stained-glass windows was completed in January 2021.
FoSP contributed a further £10,000 to the project, which included removal of the metal grilles from the exterior and renovation of the surrounding stonework.
Renovation of church windows - 2017
The four most severely corroded windows in the south wall were removed, cleaned and renovated, and the stone surrounds repaired.
£9,000 was contributed by FoSP towards this project
Redecoration of Church Vestry for new Rector, Rev Alison Shaw. September 2016.