Church near Boston among first to benefit from £15m roof repair fund

St Mary's Church, Frampton. ENGEMN00120121030123207
St Mary's Church, Frampton. ENGEMN00120121030123207

A church near Boston is among the first in the UK to benefit from a new £15 million fund for roof repair, it has been announced.

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, in Frampton, is to receive £46,300 through the Government’s Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund.

This fund was set up after the Chancellor of the Exchequer committed £15 million of funding in 2014. After the programme opened for applications the significant demand resulted in the Chancellor committing a further £40 million to the scheme in the 2015 Budget.

Some 49 churches in Lincolnshire applied for the initial scheme.

The first awards have now been announced, with 12 sums heading to Lincolnshire.

The others are:

All Saints Church, Tealby - £51,700

St Nicholas Church, Cabourne - £52,100

St Genewys Church, Scotton - £13,100

The Church of St Firmin, Thurlby - £20,100

The Church of St Vincent, Burton By Lincoln - £34,100

St John the Baptist, Scampton - £78,200

All Saints, Haugham - £40,600

St Peter’s Church, Claypole - £46,700

The Parish & Priory Church of St James, Deeping St James - £51,900

St Andrew’s Church, Sausthorpe - £90,300

St Mary’s Church, Horncastle - £83,600