August 26, 2021

Forthcoming Meetings

We are now having our summer break from public meetings although a lot is still going on behind the scenes.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday 1st September, when Stuart Cawthorne will talk on the subject of “St Lawrence Whitchurch: a Building and its People”. 

St Lawrence is the elaborately decorated church rebuilt in the early 18th century to serve the Duke of Chandos’s fantastic and short-lived mansion at Canons Park.    Handel, famously, played the organ there.  (The church is in Whitchurch Lane, near Edgware.)

Stuart is a guide at the church, a long-term member of its congregation, the treasurer of the Friends of St Lawrence, and the author of St Lawrence Whitchurch – Its Memorials and its People.  The title of this talk is slightly different, reflecting Stuart’s belief that the building can tell us so much about the history of the area and the people who made it what it is today. 

As stated above, Stuart has recent published a book, St Lawrence Whitchurch – Its Memorials and Its People” about this stunningly decorated church near Edgware: profits will be put towards essential repair work.  

The meeting will be on Thursday 1st September, at 8 pm, in The Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane Carpark, HA5 1AA: visitors are very welcome (suggested donation £3). 

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