GALLERY ... GALLERY ... GALLERY

Some of the stained glass in St. Botolph's Church, including the St. Francis and St. Richard windows made by celebrated glass artist Lawrence Lee (1909-2011).
Church Open Day, Saturday, 29th September 2018
The open day attracted both St Botolph's regulars and visitors to come and have a look at our beautiful church. There were displays charting the church's history and showing details of previous incumbents and details of the up-to-date church team were also on display. Magazines - old and new - were available to browse and, in some cases, to take away and photo albums from years long gone and more recent times were also on show. There were also details available about those buried in nearby Heene Cemetery: particularly those featured in "Who's Buried ..." articles from the Botolph Bell magazine.

During the day, visitors were delighted by the musical contributions made by our                Priest-in-Charge, Rev Peter Kane, and choir and PCC member, Suzi Idun. Peter provided two musical interludes - the first at the pipe organ and the second on the electronic organ - and in between times Suzi, in a lovely impromptu gesture, much appreciated by visitors,  took to the console of the main organ.
Licensing of Rev Peter Kane as Priest-in-Charge at St Botolph's Church, Heene. 24th July, 2018.

Peter was licensed - in front of a congregation of about 120 people -  by the Bishop of Horsham, Rt. Revd. Mark Sowerby, assisted by Revd. Canon Mark Standen, acting Archdeacon of Chichester.
U3A Inspired Instrumentalists
The Instrumentalists - who rehearse weekly at the church -  have given regular concerts at St Botolph's since 2016. Most of the pictures here are from the most recent event, in October 2018: although I couldn't resist the earlier one (from 2016) of conductor Tony in his "Last Night of the Proms" uniform!
Our beautifully re-shingled spire heralded the end of the first stage of our building repairs. Pictures October 2016.
Ruins of the ancient Heene Chapel, still visible in the church grounds.
A sketch of the view from the choir stalls into the Lady Chapel, drawn in 2015 by our then-Head Chorister, 14-year-old Christopher Gibbons.
(Copyright: C. Gibbons, September 2015).
Some of our Harvest offerings, October 2015. Unforunately one lovely bread-themed display had gone before I thought to go and get photos!
Our air raid shelter and shelter tour.
"Hidden Heene" Exhibition
July 2014
Watch this video of our 2009 Flower Festival and listen to our organ, played by Philip Bailey.

We are very grateful to the creator of this video - Richard Myers - for offering us this link for our website.