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St Mary’s Heritage Lottery Fund Project Update

Tuesday 8th December, 2015 @ 2:53 pm

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St Mary’s Heritage Lottery Fund Project Update

We are pleased to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund has just confirmed a grant of £217,600 to assist St Mary’s Church in the completion of our repairs project. A further total of £60,000 has also been generously donated by The Garfield Weston Foundation, the Forman Hardy Charitable Trust, the Lady Hind Trust, the Jones 1986 Charitable Trust, the Jesse Spencer Trust, the Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust and two individual members of the St Mary’s congregation.

These grants and gifts, together with a contribution from Parish funds, will enable us to renew the covering of the Nave roof and repair both the access turret and the chancel roof. This work is now [December 2015] well under way.

The grant awarded by HLF will also enable an exciting programme of activities to go ahead in the coming months. These will aim to attract new visitors to St Mary’s, ensure that they are warmly welcomed and are given high quality trails and information leaflets to help them discover the rich history of our iconic building. In November, we welcomed 150 city primary school children to our Living Stones History Day and look forward to providing other young visitors throughout the year with explorer bags and trails. We hope to build up the existing team of volunteer stewards to ensure that our building is open, well-staffed and ready to welcome all those who come through its doors.

Other works originally identified as urgent during the earlier stages of the project include about £120,000 needed to re-roof and repair the iconic central tower and upgrade lightning protection and other items. These items are currently on hold due to a funding shortfall.

Can you help? If you’re able to contribute financially to this work, please send an email to one of the addresses below or speak to one of the wardens/vergers on duty

Can you volunteer? A number of people from within the Parish and groups connected to St. Mary’s are currently members of working parties which are planning the above activities in more detail. There are still more opportunities for people to be involved in a variety of roles, so if you would like to find out more please do get in touch with one of us:

HLF Project/Education Mentor, Louise Hodder -

Churchwarden and Project Coordinator, Paul Sibly -





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