St Vincent, Caythorpe, Lincolnshire

 

St Vincent, Caythorpe, Lincolnshire NG32 3EU £40,000 Repair Grant

St Vincent’s Church is the focal building of the village of Caythorpe. It is used  for many non-religious purposes, in addition to its formal services, including: for  Music in Quiet Places, other concerts, primary school events and for the Festival  Singers and Hand Bell group who perform there.

The original church is cruciform in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, principally Early Decorated, and consists of a south porch, a double nave,  transepts and chancel, with a central tower and spire. The tower and steeple is  massive and is built in theDecorated style, rising to a height of 156 feet.

St Vincent, Caythorpe, LincolnshireSally Kelway, churchwarden said:

“ Caythorpe Parochial Church Council was overwhelmed by the generous award given by  the National Churches Trust."

"We had begun fundraising for some repair work in 2011 and were successful in being  awarded an English Heritage Grant. However, the work required for this splendid  Grade l listed church turned out to be far more than expected. The original estimate of £101,500 (ex VAT, fees etc.) for re-roofing the nave and re-pointing the  spire more than doubled due to a major repair needed to the spire. We are thrilled  that we can go ahead with almost all of this repair work; the spire, tower, south  transept roof repair, rain water goods and drainage work. The re-roofing of the nave  we hope to complete as soon as possible and the National Churches Trust’s £40,000 award helps enormously.”