St Wulfram’s Church has received £39,100 from the National Lottery Recovery Fund, which is to be spent on a combination of running costs and urgent repairs and maintenance items including roof and guttering repairs, maintenance and minor repairs to flooring, repainting the unique Trigge library and work on the north porch doors.
The Rector of St Wulfram’s Fr Stuart Cradduck said he is: “absolutely delighted with the grant which has made a considerable difference after so many events and activities have had to be cancelled owing to Covid.”
He added: ‘We look forward to welcoming back visitors and pilgrims to our ‘five star’ listed building’.”
Chair of the Church’s Fabric Group, Dr John Manterfield, said he was: “very grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is really pleased at this injection of funding which will enable urgent works to take place over the next three months.”
Visitors come to St Wulfram’s from all over the UK and it is hoped that this summer will see large numbers of domestic tourists as there is so much to offer locally.
The recently-published book on the Trigge Library by Dr Brian Stagg is available (price £5 plus £2 UK p & p) from John Manterfield (telephone 565782).
It is one of the UK’s oldest public libraries.
The National Lottery Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is targeted at organisations in England that are involved in the heritage and culture sector with the aim of supporting them with costs they are facing as they welcome back visitors.
A total of £44 Million has been awarded to over 470 organisations with 80 organisations sharing £9 million in the second round of awards announced last Friday.