Churches benefit from £42m conservation fund

Nearly 5,000 religious buildings of all denominations across the UK have received conservation grants worth £42m from the Listed Places of Worship Scheme, DCMS has announced.

The buildings benefitting include churches, synagogues, mosques and temples.

Beneficiaries of the scheme this year include:

  • Leicester Cathedral which has received more than £600,000 to restore the historic building
  • the 11th-century Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity in Chichester (pictured) which has had more than £195,000 for its roof and lighting projects s well as for organ repair and maintenance;
  • the 12th-century Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick, which has been granted over £141,500 to repair ancient tower;
  • the Grade II*-listed All Saints’ Church in Wokingham, which has had a £112,000 grant o rebuild the Copeman Hart organ and install new speakers;
  • the 19th century Salford Cathedral, which has received more than £452,000 for a series of works to protect the long-term safety of the building, including refurbishment of the roof;
  • Llandaff Cathedral, originally opened in 1290, which has received more than £67,000 to replace the heating and lighting system;
  • Netherlee and Stamperland Parish Church, East Renfrewshire, which has had £104,000 for works to refurbish the sanctuary roof;
  • Shankill Parish Church, Lurgan, Craigavon, which had a  £92,000 grant to repair of dry rot.

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