Photo gallery of churches awarded grants in November 2018
77 churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland shared in a £430,000 grants payout from the National Churches Trust awarded in November 2018.
Churches being helped include:
- St Leonard, Shoreditch, London. In 1817, it became the first London church to have gaslight.
A £20,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant will help fund a project to carry out urgent repairs to crumbling stonework on the main front and portico of this Grade I listed church. It was built on the site of a medieval church where many of Shakespeare’s acting company are believed to have been buried – including Richard Burbage, the leading man in many of Shakespeare’s plays. The original medieval floor is just a metre underneath the existing church’s crypt.
- St German’s, Adamsdown, Cardiff. One of the finest Victorian churches in Wales.
A £15,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant will help fund repairs to St German’s, Adamsdown to help fix a leaking roof and stone repairs, making the church watertight and preserving its historic fabric. The Grade I listed church, built in 1884, is regarded as one of the finest Victorian churches in the country. Its listing by the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) says it is “amongst the finest 19th century religious buildings in Wales” and describes it as “extremely refined and elegant”.
- Pickering Methodist church, Pickering, North Yorkshire. The central worship area is largely unchanged since the Victorian era, providing an almost museum-like environment of a bygone age.
A £8,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant will help fund a project to re-site the kitchen and toilets of Pickering Methodist church to allow the church to host community events. Pickering Methodist Church was built in 1885. The central worship area is largely unchanged since the Victorian era, providing an almost museum-like environment of a bygone age providing modern church services yet in a space which would still be recognised by worshippers from generations ago.
- St Peter and St Paul church, Bromyard, Herefordshire. HFS Morgan, who invented the Morgan three-wheeler in 1909, grew up in the rectory of Stoke Lacy – his father and grandfather were rectors in the church for 66 years.
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.