St Michael and All Angels
St Michael and All Angels is Grade I listed, and the only lasting built feature in the area for the last thousand years. It is not just a place of worship – it bears witness to the changing times in this remote part of the country. The present church building dates from the 12th century, with a four-bay aisled nave and an elongated chancel.
The project will tackle the urgent structural works to the church. These include making the building watertight by repairing the roof; drying out the walls by replacing rainwater goods; repairing cracked gable crosses; treating the woodwork for; restoring the bell tower, which is cracked and leaking; repairing windows; and re-plastering the nave and chancel, including installing new electrical and lighting circuits.
The works will create a warm, dry place for worship and an education and resource centre for the local community. Situated in the Northumberland National Park, a network of footpaths and bridleways radiate from the village. Warm and dry, the church will be able to offer a welcome to all visitors.