At its July meeting the Grants Committee of Suffolk Historic Churches Trust awarded grants totalling £42,500 to eight churches.
Awards went to St Peter’s in Levington, St Mary at Stoke in Ipswich, St Peter’s in Henley, All Saints, Little Cornard, St Mary’s, Langham, Felixstowe Baptist Church, St Gregory’s Rendlesham and St Botolph’s, Iken.
St Mary at Stoke, Ipswich and St Peter’s, Henley were each awarded £8,000, the largest grants on this occasion.
“We are pleased to help the churches chosen this quarter” explained Grants Committee Chairman, John Devaux. “In this, our 50th anniversary year, the Trust is, as always, welcoming applications from churches of all denominations when they need help with essential maintenance, or improvements, such as toilets, to make their building more suitable for fundraising events.”
Suffolk Historic Churches Trust give grants towards the cost of repairs and improvements to churches, chapels and meeting houses, four times year.
Projects this time included repairs to roofs (at St Mary at Stoke, Litte Cornard, Langham and Little Cornard) and walls (Felixstowe Baptist church and Rendlesham).
This year the annual fundraising event Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride (for sponsored walkers and cyclists) around over 500 Suffolk churches, chapels and meeting houses, and Pedal & Drive (for vintage and classic cars), is on Saturday 9th September. More details about the events are HERE (Ride and Stride) and HERE (Pedal & Drive)
More details about applying for a grant can be found HERE