July 31 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Seven of the East of England’s most historic churches have been awarded grants totalling £715,100 to help with urgent structural repairs.
The grants, all made to Grade I, II or II* listed churches, have been awarded though the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Grants for Places of Worship (GPOW) programme.
Grants confirmed include:
All Saints’ Church, Cockthorpe, north Norfolk: £240,000.
St George, Colegate, Norwich: £85,900.
St Wendreda, March, Cambridgeshire: £36,900.
St James’ Church, Dunwich, Suffolk: £160,300.
All Saints’ Church, Ramsholt, Suffolk: £70,900.
St Margaret’s Church, Shottisham, Suffolk: £66,300.
St George, Great Bromley, Essex: £54,800.
Robyn Llewellyn, the lottery fund’s head of the east of England region, said: “Churches have been at the heart of our communities for hundreds of years.
“We are delighted that St Wendreda has been awarded a grant to address the urgent repairs needed to its structure.
“Not only are the wider Fens an area of focus for us, the church itself is a very important building, both architecturally and to its community, and epitomises the type of rural church deserving preservation and protection for future generations.”