Grants worth £33,000 awarded to nine churches

Almost £33,000 of grants has been made by the conservation charity, the Norfolk Churches Trust at the latest quarterly meeting.

Tuttington – SS Peter and Paul

Two round tower churches will receive £14,000. An award of £10,000 has been made for urgent repairs to the tower of St Peter & St Paul, Tuttington, near Aylsham, as the church needs to spend a total of £120,000.

In Breckland, St Margaret, Breckles, near Attleborough, has been awarded £4,000 towards the £41,000 repair costs. It needs to improve drainage and replace guttering and downpipes as well as carry out repairs to roofs and stonework.

St Andrew’s, Deopham, has been awarded £7,000 towards the £18,000 cost of extensive roof repairs and in particular the south aisle roof.

A £2,000 grant for essential electrical works has been made to St Botolph, Morley, near Wymondham.

In west Norfolk, the trust agreed a £5,000 grant towards the repairs of roofs, and again the south aisle for All Saints, Tilney, near King’s Lynn.

As All Saints & St Margaret, Pakefield, falls within the diocese of Norwich, it was agreed to award £3,000 towards the £60,000 cost of re-thatching the church.

Grants of £500 were made to the following churches – Swaffham Baptist, St Edmunds’s, Taverham and St Michael, Great Cressingham for tower roof lead replacement and repair of a trap door.

The trust takes into account the funds available before making specific repair grants.

It brings the total awarded for church repairs this year to a total of £91,550.