July 2021

Generous offer received from Church Care supported by the Pilgrim Trust. Grants, donations and underwriting now enable a start date for the conservation work to be scheduled for 16th August.

June 2021

Kind offer received from the Leche Trust.

May 2021

Generous support received from the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust which recognises the historic importance of the tombs.

March 2021

Donations received to date exceed £20,000. Contact made with the National Trust’s new manager at Sutton House.

February 2021

Contact made with members of the Sutton House Society who were instrumental in saving Sutton House in Hackney, Sir Ralph’s house before he moved to Standon.

January 2021

First donation received from a descendant of Sir Ralph Sadleir in USA. Wikitree link created by new American contact. Diocesan faculty (authorisation to proceed) received.

December 2020

First article appears in the local village magazine, PS News http://www.psnews.org.uk/dec20.pdf Information about the appeal sent to 1,800 of Sir Ralph’s descendants. First donations received.

November 2020

PCC approve Sally Strachey Historic Conservation to undertake the refurbishment. Applications to grant giving bodies started. Website by Through The Lens Design launched.

October 2020

Dame Hilary Mantel, The Countess of Verulam and The Viscountess Trenchard agree to be our patrons. Logo designed. Tenders received from conservators.

September 2020

PCC approve the plans to refurbish the tombs. Four conservators asked to quote for the work.