Photo gallery of churches awarded grants in November 2017
93 churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland shared an early Christmas present of are set to benefit from rescue funding of £680,000.
Churches receiving grants from the National Churches Trust include:
- St Botolph, Boston Stump, in Boston, Lincolnshire, Grade I listed and towering over the fens as a landmark to sailors and pilots, which receives a £40,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund urgent repairs to the tower roof and clock and to refurbish the kitchen.
- St James' church in Burton Lazars, Leicestershire, Grade I listed and containing the grave of the Zborowski family, whose racing cars were the inspiration for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which receives a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant to install much-needed toilet, kitchen and meeting room.
- St Mary de Castro, Leicester, Grade I listed and where King Richard III worshipped, which receives a £30,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund urgent repairs to the roof and drains, to replace the floor and to install underfloor heating.
- Fairhaven United Reformed Church in Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire, known locally as 'the White Church', a magnificent Grade II* listed English Byzantine domed building which receives a £12,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund urgent repairs to dry rot damage.
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.