New funding to rescue deteriorating historic churches

Thu 14 Dec 2017
By Tola Mbakwe

Historic churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland are set to benefit from £680,000 of rescue funding from the National Churches Trust, the UK's church buildings support charity.

Thirteen of the churches being helped are on the Historic England 'At Risk Register'.

Churches receiving grants from the National Churches Trust include:

  • St Botolph, Boston Stump, in Boston, Lincolnshire towers over the fens as a landmark to sailors and pilots received a £40,000 to help fund urgent repairs to the tower roof and clock and to refurbish the kitchen.
National Churches Trust


  • St James' church in Burton Lazars, Leicestershire contains the grave of the Zborowski family, whose racing cars were the inspiration for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, received £10,000 to install a toilet, kitchen and meeting room.
National Churches Trust


  • St Mary de Castro, Leicester, where King Richard III worshipped, received £30,000 to help fund urgent repairs to the roof and drains, to replace the floor and to install underfloor heating.
National Churches Trust


Huw Edwards, Vice President of The National Churches Trust said: "At the heart of communities in cities, towns and villages, churches are a treasure trove of architecture, history and faith.

"I'm delighted that the future of 93 churches and chapels in England, Scotland and Wales is being safeguarded. What a great Christmas present!"

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