Getting ready for Open Churches Week 2017
The three churches are amongst 29 churches and chapels in the UK to benefit from the latest grants from the National Churches Trust.
Broadcaster and Journalist Huw Edwards, Vice-President of the National Churches Trust said:
“I'm delighted that the future of St Mary the Virgin, Barningham Winter, St Mary the Virgin, Gissing, and St Margaret, Topcroft is being safeguarded by National Churches Trust grants. This funding will help ensure that these beautiful churches continue to serve local people for many years to come.”
“At the heart of the nation’s history and at the centre of local communities, churches and chapels are some of the UK's best loved local buildings. But their future is not guaranteed”
“The financial and practical support provided by the National Churches Trust helps many of UK’s churches, chapels and meeting houses continue to flourish at the heart of their communities, by preserving their architecture and keeping their facilities up to date.
“But everyone can make a contribution to the future of the UK's churches and chapels by volunteering to help look after the building. If you’ve got practical skills you could help clear drains and gutters, if you are a good communicator you could help show people the history and architecture of your local church or you could simply be a good neighbour and keep an eye out for vandals or thieves. “
“Churches and chapels may be historic buildings, but they can be part of our future, too.”