Sale of 700-year-old stonework raises £2,000 for church restoration project

SALES of pieces of The Stump have helped raise £2,000 towards the restoration of the church.

People have been buying pieces of stone which have come off the Boston church as part of the renovation process.

However, fundraising consultant for the Stump restoration project Peter Coleman said the larger stones, which people were having their house numbers carved into, have sold out and there would not be any more until the north side was started later in the year.

He said: “It’s been a good process, but we can only use stone that’s already been taken off in the restoration process so now we’ve run out and have got none to sell until the masons begin their work.”

For those who still want a piece of St Botolph’s Church, there are still a limited number of smaller gift boxed pieces, containing a card authenticating it, still up for grabs.

Profits from the sale of the stones, which are up to 700 years old, go towards the purchase of new stone required for the restoration.

The gift boxes are £20 and can be bought from the Stump Shop, by calling 01472 398637, or by visiting www.parish-of-boston.org.uk.

More stone will be available later in the year, keep an eye out here for when.

l Have you bought a piece of the Stump? Email daniel.jaines@jpress.co.uk