In 2016 we began to work with the local community to reinstate the path leading from Bedford Square to the south door of the All Saints’ Church. This project, part of the renewal programme of the parish, is aimed at improving access to the church for people with walking difficulties and wheelchairs, as well as young children in push-chairs.
The path is to be laid mainly using brick paviours to provide a solid, non-slip, walking surface that will also complement All Saints’ medieval architecture, and the brickwork of the tower.
We also envisage the new path to become a dignified place of remembrance in the beautiful surroundings of All Saints’ churchyard. To this aim the path will be flanked by memorial plaques (or slabs) which can be sponsored and personalised with the names of loved ones, as well as their years of birth and death.
The size of the plaques is 200mm x 150mm x 50mm and has a capacity of 16 characters overall (please, see example plaque in the photos). The memorial slabs cost £60 each; and the funds raised from their sales will offset the cost of relaying the path.
Our call for sponsorship is open to everyone. So, the individuals you intend to remember do not need to be buried at All Saints’, or indeed in Houghton Regis.