Christmas Funding Boost for All Saints, Bolton Percy
All Saints, Bolton Percy, on the Historic England ‘At Risk Register’, is set to benefit from a £596,000 rescue funding package from the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church repair and support charity.
The church has been awarded a £20,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund a project to re-roof the nave and aisles, and to repair roof timbers, parapets, gutters and flashing. The work will protect the interior of the building from damage by the elements and therefore preserve the many historic features including monuments, furniture and the stained glass windows.
A total of 36 churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will benefit from the latest grants from the National Churches Trust, the UK church repair and support charity.
Top of the 2016 list of funding requests received by the charity include repairs to roofs, stonework and drainage and the provision of toilets and kitchens.
Broadcaster and Journalist Huw Edwards, Vice-President of the National Churches Trust said:
“I'm delighted that this Christmas the future of All Saints, Bolton Percy, is being safeguarded by a National Churches Trust grant to fund roof repairs. This funding will help ensure that this historic place of worship continues to serve local people for many years to come and that the building can be removed from the Historic England ‘At Risk Register’.”
“Churches and chapels are some of the UK's best loved buildings. But their future is not guaranteed.”
“This Christmas, when people visit a church or chapel for a carol service or even just walk past a church on the way to do the Christmas shopping, I urge them to think about how they can help ensure that churches can remain open and in good repair.”
“Everyone can make a contribution to the future of the UK's church and chapel buildings. That could be by helping to clear drains and gutters to help keep churches watertight or by keeping an eye out for vandals or thieves.”
“Churches and chapels may be historic buildings, but they can be part of our future, too.”