Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Success for Kentisbury church roof appeal

08:14 29 September 2012

The appeal for funds to restore the roof at St Thomas Church in Kentisbury has been successfully completed.

The appeal for funds to restore the roof at St Thomas Church in Kentisbury has been successfully completed.

Archant

Community celebrates swift conclusion to fund raising for the St Thomas Church Roof Appeal.

THE parishioners of St Thomas’ Church at Kentisbury have been celebrating a very successful end to their church roof appeal.

In February last year the appeal was launched to raise the £50,000 needed to fix the badly leaking roof before the historic building suffered severe damage.

With an ‘in principle’ grant of £113,000 from English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the race was on to hold events, contact other grant organisations and drum up support for the appeal.

This Sunday (September 30) St Thomas’ Church will host a Team Service for the Shirwell Mission Community and all are invited to join in with the celebration from 11am.

“Without all this support the roof of St Thomas Church would never have had the repairs done, badly needed to keep our beautiful church in the state it should be for future generations,” said church warden Margaret Purchase.

“We wish to thank all the charities and all the very kind private donors publicly for their very generous grants and support.

“We owe a big thank you to Jonathan Rhind Architects, the builders Hiax Limited of Bideford, plus ecologist Richard Green for protecting the bats and archaeologist Colin Humphreys for preparing the report that documented any new discoveries while the work took place.

“The project was completed on time with no overspend.”

The church would like to thank the following organisations: English Heritage, National Churches Trust, Devon Historic Churches Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Viscount Amory Trust, Elmgrant Trust, Allchurches Trust and the Church Buildings Council.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 08:20
Boxer cross Harley has plenty of life.

With Dogs Trust Ilfracombe

Read more
Fri, 12:35
Syria fundraiser organisers Jake Slee and Jumoké Fernandez at Bideford's Cafe Onboard venue.

Don’t miss ‘Syria’ at cafe Onboard this Saturday (August 27)

Read more
Fri, 09:06

South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is expecting more than 10,000 calls over the bank holiday weekend.

Read more
Fri, 08:00
Roosting greater horseshoe bats. Picture: John J Kaczanow

Devon Wildlife Trust has teamed up with North Devon AONB for the project.

Read more
Thu, 15:34
RNLI lifeguards have been busy again in 2011 on North Devon beaches. PIC: RNLI.

RNLI lifeguards had a busy week as they rescued people from rip currents and dealt with several serious medical episodes on Croyde and Woolacombe.

Read more
Thu, 11:45
Flora Kyte, Ben Price, Ottelie Kuehne, Hannah Munro-O'Brien, Bethany Lee, Emily Yelland and Helena Reed celebrate top results at South Molton Community College. Picture: Matt Smart

Teenagers across the region opened their results today (Thursday), with more exceptional achievements for schools in the area.

Read more
Thu, 11:39

Mystery surrounds the circumstances as to how the man was found injured in the early hours after Hartland Carnival. Can you help?

Read more
Thu, 10:20
The Seamoor Unit has won a regional award

Seamoor Unit is named ‘best building under £2m’ at the Michelmores Property Awards

Read more
Thu, 09:38
MV Balmoral is welcomed to Bideford. Picture: Graham Hobbs

The vessel arrived in Bideford with 224 passengers as was greeted by the mayor and town crier.

Read more
Thu, 09:34
A pop-up night club transformed the Wrey Arms pub in Sticklepath, Barnstaple. Picture: Contributed

First pop-up club is held at The Wrey Arms with disco, lights and plenty of party spirit.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications