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.
Sally 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.”