Parish of Leatherhead - Publications about us or by us

Briony Martin
, Deacon from 20 June 2002, writes a monthly column about the Internet for the Church Times and is a member of the Grove Books spirituality writers' group.

S70: Coming to Terms with Power Briony Martin ISBN: 1 85174 410 X

"Our worldís obsession with power sometimes makes us want to avoid it as the safe option. And yet the Bible talks of a powerful God who wants to share that power. When should we lay aside power? When should we take it up, and how can we use it aright? A penetrating and profound study. (1999)"

Grove Books

Maureen Henderson trained as a nurse and midwife before working in Zimbabwe under the auspices of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. She joined the Community of the Sacred Passion in 1968 and worked in Tanzania for 10 years.

Soon after returning to England in 1979 she joined two other sisters in a new community venture in Walsall, West Midlands. Living on a council estate for three years opened up a new dimension of life. She became involved in community work, making friends with people from many faith traditions.

Moving to London in 1989 she joined the chaplaincy team of the South London Industrial Mission. She now lives as a solitary, attached to the parish of St.Mary and St.Nicholas in Leatherhead, while continuing her interfaith work. She is currently facilitating workshops to explore Christian spirtuality in a multifaith world.

Friends on the Way tells the story of a growing understanding of the meaning of mission in today's world and the enrichment found in the encounter with members of many faith traditions. It is the story of living with questions, told in order to encourage others to explore their own experience.

Through friendship, dialogue and practical work, Maureen Henderson's faith as a Christian has been deepened and her human journey strengthened and broadened.

Maureen died in June 2015.

This book was launched at Corbett's Bookshop (01372 362988) in the Swan Centre Leatherhead on 20th October 1999. It is published by Epworth at £8.95 [ISBN 0-7162-0529-7]
Pipe Organs Past & Present - Linda Heath, a former churchwarden and President of the Leatherhead & District Local History Society, wrote this most interesting booklet in 1998.

It threw light on the origins of the pipe organs in the Parish Church and noted that the fire of 1989 may ultimately have been the saving of parts of an even older organ than anyone previously suspected.

In November 2007 Linda was delighted to revise and expand the booklet to include how the history of "that even older organ" - our Thomas Parker Organ - came to light and how it came to be rebuilt to take its new place in our church. It has many colour images.

(2007) 20 page colour illustrated booklet, on sale in the Parish Church or via the Parish Office

History of the Parish Church - updated in 1998, this well illustrated history includes sections on All Saints and the bells.

(1998) 20 pages, illustrated, on sale in the Parish Church

History of Leatherhead - edited by writer Edwina Vardey. This book, subtitled A Town at the Crossroads, was based principally on the researches by members of the Leatherhead & District Local History Society recorded in their annual Proceedings.

Lavishly illustrated and with contributions from Dr John Blair of The Queen's College Oxford, this very readable softback book published in 1988 is now out of print (ISBN 0 950 60091 1). It of course is a mine of information on the Parish Church and All Saints.

(1988) 360 pages, illustrated, out of print

Linda Heath's softback book was written with the co-operation of former and then Principals of:
All Saints' School
Downsend, Downsend Lodge
The Leatherhead Secretarial School
The Leatherhead School of Music
Queen Elizabeth's Training College
The Rowans
The Royal School for the Blind
St.Andrew's School
St.John's School
St.Mary's School (formerly Poplar Road School)
Therfield School
West Hill School
Woodlands School
The Woodville School.

(1986) 119 pages, illustrated,
Leatherhead & District Local History Society
Over the Bridge

By Brian Hennegan (Leatherhead & District History Society 2009)

Over the Bridge relates the authorís memories of growing up in Leatherhead Common in the 1940s and 1950s and in the main, covered the area to the North of the Kingston Road railway bridge. Brian has long been a member of the Parish, at All Saints and the Parish Church

Over the Bridge
The Southern Side

By Brian Hennegan and Goff Powell (Leatherhead & District History Society 2011).

Memories and More from Two Leatherhead Lads. (The Circus Kingston Road to North Street Leatherhead).

It had been suggested that a sequel to Over the Bridge should be written, which looked at the area to the South of the railway bridge. The idea was taken up, so Brian Hennegan and Goff Powell (once a chorister with Brian at the Parish Church) have joined forces and this book is the result ..... full details

Iím not a great lover of vicars - the diary of a parish priest

The launch for Canon David Eatonís memoir Iím not a great lover of vicars took place on Friday 22 March 2013 at The Christian Centre adjacent to St Martinís Church in Dorking. David was also at Bartonís Bookshop in Leatherhead to sign copies on Saturday 23 March.

David was Vicar of Leatherhead 1989-2009.

page updated 14 June 2015