Sixteen churches from across Yorkshire are celebrating this month after being awarded over £47,000 for essential repairs, conservation and maintenance works.
The future of many churches is under threat due to crumbling roofs, windows and stonework. The Trust works to ensure these places of worship are kept in good repair, recognising the contribution they make to society at large and the support they provide to local communities, especially during the current Covid crisis.
The grants will fund vital repairs to some of Yorkshire’s most vulnerable places of worship.
Churches receiving funds include:
- St Michael and All Angels Church. Skelbrooke. £3000 for roof, fabric and drainage repairs.
- St Oswald’s Church, Fulford. £3850 for glazing and masonry repairs.
- St Hilda’s Church, Chopgate. Nr Helmsley. £3000 for roof repairs.
- All Saints Church, Cawthorne. £3000 for dry rot treatment.
- St Mary the Virgin, Beighton. Sheffield. £3000 for roof and masonry repairs.
- St Nicholas church, North Newbald. £600 for stonework repairs.
- St Mary’s Church Riccall. £4000 for roof repairs due to lead theft.
- St Laurence Church, Kirby Misperton. £3000 towards repairs brought about due to lead theft.
- St Michael and All Angels church Thornhill. Dewsbury. £2500 for stained glass repairs.
- Slingsby Methodist Church. £4000 for roof repairs.
- St Margaret’s Church Long Riston. £3500for stonework repairs.
- Cemetery Road Baptist Church, Sheffield. £2500 for window repairs.
- St Thomas’s Church Wincobank, Sheffield. £3500 for fabric repairs.
- St Margaret’s Church, Brightside. Sheffield. £3500 for fabric repairs.
- St Wilfrid’s Church South Stainley. £3000 for stonework repairs.
Tom Ramsden, Chairman of the YHCT said “We were delighted to be able to support so many places of worship at our recent grants committee. The impact of lockdown has had a devastating effect on our local churches, many have been unable to run any services or fundraising events and some have been closed up completely. Now, more than ever, these precious places of worship need our support.”