St Philip Neri


A grant made thanks to the 2012-13 Capital Grant Scheme from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, administered by the National Churches Trust. This Grade II church is of Italian Renaissance style and seats over 400. Paintings include the crucifixion, nativity and resurrection, mounted in the dome, based on Lorenzo de Credi and Perugino, painted in oils on fixed canvases. Mansfield was hard hit by the decline of the mining and knitwear industries. There is considerable demand for literacy and numeracy classes for adults, parenting classes, computer awareness, cookery classes, social skills classes. The grant was to upgrade the parish hall including creating a link between the church and hall by building front extension to parish hall and extension to side of refurbished hall to accommodate new kitchen. The old hall was in a dilapidated state and totally inadequate for its users.

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