Special west Norfolk church in bid for extra funding

MP Liz Truss visit to St Clement's Church, Outwell as part of roof appeal. MP Liz Truss being shown

MP Liz Truss visit to St Clement's Church, Outwell as part of roof appeal. MP Liz Truss being shown the repairs already carried out. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A west Norfolk church whose unique medieval carvings are of national importance could get the extra funding needed to complete its roof restoration.

Medieval carvings at St Clement#s Church, Outwell.

Medieval carvings at St Clement#s Church, Outwell. - Credit: Archant

More government money will be available for the repair of church roofs from September, and the parochial church council at St Clement's Church in Outwell, near Downham Market, will put in a bid for £100,000.

Kate Jackson, chairman of the Friends of St Clement's Church fundraising group, said: 'We have already had work done on the church roof, thanks to £250,000 funding from English Heritage and the Lottery fund.

'Our big aim is to make the church more of a community centre for the village.'

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss visited the church this week and is supporting the bid. She said: 'These carvings are of national interest. You can never be sure of getting funding, but they have a very clear case for it.'


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Are you applying for government cash to repair your church's roof? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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