Heritage Lottery Fund Grant
All Saints Church Turvey has received a confirmed grant of £113,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). It will enable urgent roof repairs and will also fund projects aimed at developing closer links between the church and the local community.
Thanks to National Lottery players the grant will enable essential, urgent work to be carried out on the leaking roof, including the renewal of the roof timbers, and work is planned outside to restore a grassed, tranquil area in the churchyard and install a new bench. Other projects to be funded by the grant are aimed at encouraging both the congregation and wider public to explore the heritage of All Saints, including the creation of a children's guide and a much-needed dedicated children's area in the South Aisle, a new Visitor Guide, interactive interpretation inside the building, and volunteer-led tours.
What This Grant Means to All Saints
Commenting on the award, Rod Petty, Churchwarden, said “We are delighted and indebted to Heritage Lottery Fund for giving us their support and making it possible for us to revitalize the church in the community. The repair and renewal of the south aisle roof will ensure that visitors and church members will be able to enjoy the church for another phase of its long life. The provision of a children’s area will open up the church to a new generation and a wider community.”
Explaining the importance of the HLF support, Robyn Llewellyn, Head of HLF East of England said, “Bedfordshire’s historic places of worship are so often at the heart of our communities, and have fascinating stories to tell. We are delighted that thanks to National Lottery players we are able to support this project, which will enable All Saints Church in Turvey to conserve a much loved building so it can continue to function as a space for worship, and serve local people of all ages.”
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