Beating the Bounds

Beating the bounds is a centuries-old tradition, aimed at reminding everyone of boundaries that were important in their lives. During Rogationtide -the fifth week after Easter – villagers, with the rector and other local dignitaries, would walk the parish bounds. The children would carry willow wands to beat the boundary markers. Today the parish boundary is not so important, and modern maps show them clearly enough, but how many of us really know where the Leckhampstead boundaries lie?

The Leckhampstead PCC is planning to bring this tradition back to life and “beat the bounds” of Leckhampstead. Due to Covid restrictions we are all walking on different days/times, but each member would love a walking partner to join them.  Please get in touch with a PCC member if you would like to join us, or feel free to walk around yourselves.  The distance is 6.5 miles and will take around 2.5 hours to complete. You can complete it over a week or a weekend – it is entirely up to you.  You can download the map below:

The red route are public walkways which are a safe and approved path running as close to the actual boundaries as we can get.

So have fun and explore the boundaries of our local village and feel free to share any pictures you take on your walk and we will create a collage on the church website.  All pictures can be sent to

Leckhampstead 100 Club

The May draw for the 2020/2021 Leckhampstead 100 Club took place at the Leckhampstead village coffee morning on 26th May 2021. Many thanks to Pat Croysdill and Val Johnson for drawing the winning numbers which you can hear in the video. Michelle Martin will be in contact with all the winners.

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