The flowers depicted periods in the church’s history. Churchwarden Elaine Huckle explained that steps in the tower date back to Saxon times and are a unique example of the period.
The event showed off the new Ancaster stone flooring, new chairs to replace rotten pews and a new kitchen paid for by a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant and other sources.
Mrs Huckle added the project had uncovered bones from the 11th to 19th centuries, which were reburied in the churchyard. A skeleton, from the 11th to 13th century, has been left in situ and a cross etched in the new stone floor to mark the grave.
Saturday saw a barbecue in aid of the 1st Heckington Brownies, a ‘sponsor a tile’ stall to help raise the £20,000 it is costing to replace the village hall roof, and an historic costume parade through the village. Sunday saw an evening thanksgiving service. The local primary schools and nursery were also involved in doing art projects.
Locals were being videoed to create an oral history, funded by the Lottery grant, which will be on view for visitors, along with a timeline and new guide book.