All Saints Millennium Tapestry
The Millennium Embroidery was installed in the North Transept in 2008 and dedicated in November that year
Cathy Clayson lived in Heycroft on Workhouse Lane and with her husband Charles led the initiative to create the Embroidery,
Monique Aldridge and Sylvia Brindley. A team of over 30 embroiderers started work on the tapestry which was to include 107 houses and the fully embroidered borders which incorporate 26 birds, animals and church features.
Charles Clayson and ? working on embroidery
Jane Simms with the keystone Millennium oval
One of the most skilled sewers was Anne Hutchings, who previously lived in Bottle Cottage, Workhouse Lane and now lives in Petersfield.
Signing the back- Tricia Blakstad
From the Millennium Embroidery, 2003. Wedding carriage outside All Saints.
Steve Lamont lived in East Meon for thirteen years and was commissioned in 2008 to design and construct a frame for the Embroidery and a Vestry cupboard behind it.
Trial fit of front dovetails
Trial fit in the vestry unit.
The display unit is erected in front of the vestry unit in Steve's workshop.
The Millennium Embroidery
Stretching the canvas on to the oak frame
The panel is transferred to the oak frame, Charles Clayson and Rosemary Ryder
The Millennium Embroidery with Steve Lamont, who built the frame,
At the dedication, from right, Steve Lamont, Charles Clayson, Cathy Clayson, Reverend Terry Louden and the Archdeacon of the Meon, Rt Rev Peter Hancock.
The Millennium Embroidery and the Vestry unit were dedicated by the Archdeacon of the Meon, the Venerable Peter Hancock, at a service on 2nd November 2008.
The Reverend Terry Louden thanks those who participated in the Embroidery.