Tower repair project at All Saints Church, Devon near completion

Published: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

 

A major repair project for the 15th century tower at All Saints Church in Thurlestone, Devon is near completion, with the help of funding from the National Churches Trust.

In June 2014, the National Churches Trust awarded the church a £10,000 Repair Grant to help pay for the removal of the tower’s eroded stonework and its replacement with locally sourced stone. The tower consists of very thick walls, however the stonework has suffered badly due to the nature of the mudstone in such an exposed location. Once the repair work to the tower is completed, it will be followed by further work to the church at ground level.

Perpendicular Architecture

All Saints Church is a Grade II listed building which dates back to the 13th century. The earliest features are the 13th century windows in the chancel and the 12th century font but most of the structure dates from a major rebuild in the 15th century which included a South chapel, aisle and porch, giving the church its distinctive perpendicular style.

A church open to all

Apart from the church being the hub of the village, the Church Hall, built in 2004 in the churchyard, provides accommodation for several activities, including regular coffee mornings, bridge lessons, a monthly film club as well as a Mums and toddlers group.

Churchwarden Graham Worall said:

‘On behalf of the PCC and everyone at All Saints, I would like to thank the many people who have helped with this project and in the spirit in which they have done so.’

Support churches like All Saints

The National Churches Trust relies solely on the generosity of our supporters to fund our work and help rescue churches like All Saints.

Since last year, we have given 90 grants to churches across the UK, including Partnership grants, WREN and recommendations to the Cecil King Memorial Fund, totalling £1,553,441.

You can help us to continue saving churches by becoming a Friend, making a donation or leaving a legacy in your will. For more information, visit http://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/support-our-work.