Sunday, 15 December 2019

Grant for Old Buckenham church

Christmas funding boost

All Saints church in Old Buckenham is to receive a £10,000 National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grantshare from a £523,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust. This grant will help fund roof repairs at the Grade I listed All Saints church to make the church watertight andto preserve its historic fabric. The church is currently on the Historic England ‘At Risk Register’.
At the moment the main roof of the church is covered with scaffolding and a protective covering while re-thatching the building with local Norfolk reed is taking place.
Broadcaster and journalist Huw Edwards, Vice President of The National Churches Trust, has said that the UK's historic churches and chapels are a vital part of our national heritage. To survive, many need to carry out urgent repairs and install modern facilities but the cost of this work is far beyond what most congregations can pay for themselves. This work on the roof repairs will help secure the future of this historic building for future generations and help to remove it from the Historic England ‘At Risk Register’.

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