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  • William A Cadbury Charitable Trust

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    A flight of worn stone steps leads up to the tiny chapel clinging to the Pembrokeshire coast, where St Govan (or Gawain) had his cell. Most of it dates from the 13th century, but parts may be as early as the 6th century. One story connects it to Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew. According to local legend he is buried here, having retired to live out his days as a hermit after Arthur's death. This does, however, conflict with other stories which place Gawain's death before the final battle in which Arthur met his end.

  • Wolfson Foundation

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    Grants to Anglican churches for the conservation of the historic fabric of the building. Other deonominations may be eligible under general heritage grants.

  • Worshipful Company of Glaziers

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    This delightful, unspoiled, historic island lies just off the extreme Northeast corner of England near Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. The paved causeway is covered by the North Sea twice a day. The church is reputed to stand on the site of the original monastery founded by Aidan, and parts of the structure date back to the 7th century, several hundred years before the appearance of the Priory.

  • WREN

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    Cross a dramatic causeway to reach the island of Lindisfarne, on a journey that will stay in your memory forever. Lindisfarne is a tidal island cut off from the mainland twice a day by the rising seas. It is this peaceful isolation that originally appealed to the monks, and still attracts over a million visitors every year.

  • Wren Community Fund

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    The earliest possible mention of a church at Wigan occurs in the Domesday Survey of 1086. The recently restored painted medieval panels found in the rectory are thought to have formed the wings of a 15th century reredos and are well worth a visit on their own.