Awarded a grant to help fund a project to build an extension with a kitchen and a disabled toilet. Located in the picturesque village of Castle Combe, St Andrew’s provides the largest open meeting space in the village but it is often underused, primarily due to its lack of basic amenities.
St Andrew's sits at the very heart of Castle Combe village, and as such is held in huge affection by the local community. There is a strong determination both to secure the building for future generations, and to make it a community focus and a welcoming meeting place for the 21st century. The addition of a small kitchen and disabled toilet will significantly increase its use by the community by promoting its potential as a setting for concerts, gallery exhibitions, seminars and drama classes.
St Andrews is a Grade I listed church of 13th century origin with a north east chapel from the 14th century and a 15th century nave and tower. The church was extensively restored and rebuilt in the middle of the 19th century. There are fine examples of gargoyles. The elegant stained glass windows have been recently restored.