VIDEO: Princess Anne examines church’s bold £2 million plans

Boston’s iconic church St Botolph’s Church launched the consultation on its bold £2 million plans with a royal visit today (Wednesday).

Princess Anne toured the Stump, assessed its flood recovery work and was shown the plans – which include an information centre, glass porches and a soft play area in the Blenkin Memorial Hall – by officials.

HRH Princess Anne with the Rev Alyson Buxton. DJ

HRH Princess Anne with the Rev Alyson Buxton. DJ

Director of development Mike Bartlett said HRH The Princess Royal, a patron of the church, was very positive about the plans during a discussion with him, Rev Alyson Buxton and officials.

He said: “It was a beautiful visit and it was great for her to see some of the flood victims.

“She was talking to them, and she spoke to Alyson about Goodbarn’s pub and how quickly they got it open.

“She also met some of the partners we’re going to be working with on ‘Spaces for Everyone’.”

He said she ‘loved’ the kids area idea and the inside porches, and said it was similar to projects she had seen in Leicester.

He said she was also curious about The Key – his graffiti donation being on display in the church.

Rev Buxton also had high praise for the royal.

The video above shows some of the highlights of her visit.

See next week’s Boston Standard for more.