Difficult decisions could have to be made as historic churches struggling with the financial impact of the coronavirus shut-down struggle to meet maintenance and repair costs.
Tom Ramsden, YHCT Chairman, urges support for the Trust: “Although most churches and chapels are currently closed, keeping on top of the basic maintenance is essential to preserve the fabric of these precious buildings” he said. “With summer fayres, coffee mornings and community classes cancelled, new ways of fundraising need to be considered.”
“Over the centuries, churches have defined landscapes, brought together communities and demonstrated beautiful craftsmanship. More so than ever now, these magnificent buildings need preservation and maintenance.”