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Helen & Douglas House
providing respite and end of life care for children and young adults with life- shortening conditions

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St.Mary Magdalene
Jane Austen’s cousin, Thomas Leigh (1726–1813), was rector at Adlestrop and lived at the Rectory (now Adlestrop House).

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In neurosurgery, the doctor’s oath to ‘do no harm’ holds a bitter irony, as all operations on the brain carry grave risks. This book is about the agonising human dilemmas behind every operation - for the patient, their families and for the surgeon. It is also a deeply personal account - an education in Marsh’s own fallibility, the limitations of medicine, the corrupting influence of power, and, above all, the universal need for hope when faced with life’s most difficult decisions.


is the product of a lifetime’s thinking and experience on the frontline of healthcare. This is the first time a neurosurgeon has written so openly about their work, revealing the frustrations of life in a busy modern NHS hospital

Come and Meet Henry Marsh,

who will be talking about his book


25 June 2015 at 11am Adlestrop House


St Mary Magdalene, Adlestrop

The chancel arch dates to the 13th century and the tower and the font at the west end to the 14th –15th centuries. The nave, chancel and transepts were completely rebuilt in 1700 and again in 1750. The clock in the tower commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and the entrance gate her Diamond Jubilee. The sundial commemorates Queen Elizabeth II’s 2002 Golden Jubilee.

Jonna Trollope

Jane Austen’s cousin, Thomas Leigh (1726–1813), was rector at Adlestrop and lived at the Rectory (now Adlestrop House) opposite the church. Jane Austen’s letters reveal she visited the village at least three times between 1794 and 1806. The refashioning of the gardens at Adlestrop Park by Humphry Repton are believed to have served as a model for her descriptions of the work at Sotherton Court in Mansfield Park.

The village has set itself the considerable task of raising funds for the essential maintenance of the church as an important historical building.