St. Mary’s Church belongs to the Church of England. It is a vibrant working church with a dedicated vicar and regular Sunday services. Click here to go to their website
Heritage Lottery Fund
Heritage Grant applications are assessed in two rounds. A first-round pass is given when HLF has endorsed outline proposals and earmarked funding. A first-round pass may also include an immediate award to fund the development of the project. Detailed proposals are then considered by HLF at second-round and as long as plans have progressed satisfactorily and according to the original proposal, an award for the project is confirmed.
St. Mary’s Church submitted a formal application to the Heritage Lottery Fund in August 2016. Many people will know this special little church with its gorgeous monuments and paintings .The appeal to save it from deterioration has been running for several years. This first part of the Heritage Lottery Fund bid is for £131,700 to complete development works. The church has already raised the £61,000 match funding needed for this stage of the project. The second and following part of the HLF bid outlines a request for a £615,000 contribution towards the £876,000 costs to restore St. Mary’s historic interiors and make it more accessible to the public with access improvements, imaginative interpretation and lively education programmes.
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