St Wilfrid, Halton, Leeds, Yorkshire
St Wilfrid, Halton, Leeds, Yorkshire LS15 7NP £40,000 Cornerstone Grant
Designed by Arthur Randall Wells, and built between 1937 and 1939, St Wilfrid’s Church is currently on the English Heritage ‘At Risk’ register.
The building bridges the gap between the Arts and Crafts style and Modernism. Pioneering in its use of concrete vaulting, it has early English gothic inspired details, such as triangular-headed windows. In the building is a statue of St Wilfrid by Eric Gill.
The church is a light and spacious building which is used for concerts and community events as well as regular church services.
In 2012, the National Churches Trust awarded a £40,000 Cornerstone Grant to help fund essential repairs to a badly leaking roof.
The Reverend Darren Moore, Priest in Charge of St Wilfrid’s, said the award was a wonderful present to the church:
“ Everyone at St Wilfrid’s is overjoyed and perhaps just a little bit stunned at the wonderfully generous grant from the National Churches Trust. The extent of the work to our much loved church has taken us all a little bit by surprise and this money will make such a huge difference in getting that work completed so that the building can once again be used for the community.”