Diocese of York

St Michael’s Church, Skidby wins National Lottery support


Thanks to National Lottery players, St Michael’s Church, Skidby has received initial support* for the tower renovation project. A grant of £56,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will support the repair the tower roof, nave north roof and associated drainage works.

The project aims to carry out essential conservation work, which will ensure that this Grade II listed church continues to be open and safe for future generations. A family heritage trail and Heritage Open Days are planned for this year which will involve many trained volunteers.

St Michael’s is situated in the centre of Skidby Conservation village and is a focus for worship and the needs of the community including the village Church of England School. There has been a church on this site since the 12th century.

Commenting on the award, Margaret and Jeanette the Project Leaders said:

“We’re delighted that we’ve received this support thanks to National Lottery players. St Michael’s Church is very important, not only to the congregation but also to the community as a whole”.