Photo gallery of churches awarded grants in July 2017
70 churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are set to benefit from rescue funding of £522,241.
15 of the churches being helped are on the Historic England ‘At Risk’ Register.
Churches receiving grants from the National Churches Trust include:
- St Helen’s on the Island of Lundy in Dorset, pictured above, which receives a £20,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund urgent roof repairs to help ensure the church remains as the centre of worship on the island and also provides a place of sanctuary, study and refreshment to all who visit Lundy.
- The Greek Orthodox Church of St Mary Magdalene in St Leonard on Sea, Sussex, Grade II listed, which receives a £6,000 Project Development Grant to prepare for a major funding bid to fix urgent roof repairs.
- St Michael’s church in Southwold, Suffolk, Grade I listed and with a 15th century rood screen, which receives a £20,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant to help fund the installation of kitchen facilities and toilets.
- Hull Minster, Grade I listed and dating from 1285, which receives a £20,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund a project to pay for urgent repairs to clerestory windows including to stonework and associated glazing.
- St George the Martyr in Southwark, London, Grade II* listed and known for its part in Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit, which receives a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant to help fund urgent repairs to stonework and gutters and to improve the entrance area to create space for a community café.
Huw Edwards, Vice President of The National Churches Trust said:
“I'm delighted that the future of 70 UK churches and chapels is being safeguarded thanks to a £522,241 rescue package from the National Churches Trust. The funding will help ensure that more churches and chapels can continue to flourish at the heart of their communities by safeguarding their architecture and making sure their facilities are up to date.”
A £645,000 rescue package for 45 of the UK’s most historic and community minded churches has been announced by the National Churches Trust.
Places of worship in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland benefit from the latest round of funding from the National Churches Trust. They include Church of England, Church of Ireland, Scottish Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches, as well as Baptist, Methodist and Unitarian chapels, a Quaker meeting house and a Salvation Army corps.