St Chad’s Church, Kirkby, has been successful in securing a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £199,800 for an exciting heritage project, ‘Repairing the roof, bringing our community together, and sharing our artistic treasures’
The project focuses on preserving the building of St Chad’s for future generations, opening it up to people from the community of Kirkby, and raising awareness of the incredible works of art that are in the building.
Building work will start later in the spring, with a completion date of pre-Christmas. The church will remain open during the works.
The current church building will be 150 years old in 2021 and work is underway to celebrate this key milestone.
Heritage events, installing information points within the church and online, and curating a community history project to produce a booklet with some of the story of the church and its town are all being planned.
Commenting on the award, Team Vicar, Rev. Philippa Lea, said
“We are absolutely delighted to have received this support thanks to National Lottery players and are confident the project will create a fabulous opportunity for people in Kirkby to discover this very special place.”