£40,000 funding boost for St Julitta’s Church
St Julitta’s Church in Lanteglos by Camelford has received a £40,000 funding boost in the shape of a National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund urgent roof and stonework repairs.
The church, which is Grade I Listed and on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register, is an important community resource which has been under threat from structural deterioration with damp widespread through the building.
The repair project will see the roof renewed, structural repairs made to the walls and tower, lime mortar will be used to re point and rotten timbers will be replaced. As much as possible, the materials used will either be recovered from the originals or replacements will be matched as near as possible to the original.
Once completed, the work will ensure the building can be removed from the Historic England Heritage at Risk Register. The building will also be fit for the 21st century and able to cope with large community gatherings.
The church has been a focus of Christian worship for centuries and still has regular services as well as providing community space for events such as regular afternoon teas, morning coffee, concerts, gospel music events, weddings, funerals, baptisms, flower festivals, Remembrance Sunday and even a Cub Scouts’ sleepover.
The Archdeacon of Bodmin, the Ven Audrey Elkington, said: “The National Churches Trust grant will go a significant way to enabling the roof of this special church to become weather tight again. The local church and community are working very hard to enable St Julitta’s to become a significant resource for all within Camelford, and to enable its historic features to be enjoyed for years to come.”
St Julitta’s is among 55 churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland which have benefited from rescue funding of £425,183 from the National Churches Trust.
Two churches in the Diocese of Truro have been awarded grants from the National Churches Trust to assist with repairs to the buildings.
- Grade 1 Listed St Paternus Church in North Petherwin received a £3,000 maintenance grant for works to repair the tower arch.
- Grade 2 Listed St Bartholomew Church in Warleggan received a £5,000 partnership grant for repairs to the tower parapet and bell chamber.
The National Churches Trust Maintenance Grant is run in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust and offers awards of up to £3,000 to encourage churches to act on small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs.
The National Churches Partnership Grant is for urgent repair projects and awarded on the recommendation of local church trusts in England. This grant was given in partnership with Cornwall Historic Churches Trust.