Caring for our two lovely 12th century Downland churches

THE FRIENDS OF CLAPHAM & PATCHING CHURCHES

The 'Millennium Map'

Clapham and Patching produced a joint village map in 1999/2000 as part of the West Sussex Millennium Parish Maps Project. The map is on view at the Village Hall and 'The Friends' are offering copies of it for sale at village events - and on this website. But please note - it's not as gigantic as the original which you see here in this photo(!), but measures 60 x 42 cms.

The map is a delightful collection of dozens of intricate drawings and paintings of local buildings, views, flora, fauna, etc., produced by the villagers and their children and lists all the resident families of the two villages at the turn of this century.

The book 'A Sense of Place: West Sussex Parish Maps' was compiled by Kim Leslie, seen below with committee member Sonia Jacob MBE at the Grand Launch of the map in 2000.

St. Mary the Virgin, Clapham

St. John the Divine, Patching

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