From Bengeo Parish Magazine, September 1937
ST. LEONARD’S CHURCH
A meeting of the Standing Committee of the Church Council took place on August 12th. Mr. S. Purkis-Ginn attended and gave a report on the state of affairs at the old Church. Investigation has shown that the woodworms are dropping from the roof timbers and a thorough inspection of the roof is essential to ascertain the extent of the damage. The presence of the death-watch beetle is not suspected.
It was decided to call in the services of an architect qualified to deal with the work for a preliminary examination and report which will be laid before the Church Council as soon as possible.
The committee would express their thanks to Mr. Purkis-Ginn and to Mr. Beckwith, both of whom have been of considerable assistance with expert advice and interest in the matter.