St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Algarkirk received a £175,000 development grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund and the team behind the bid is inviting you to see what the project is all about.
A launch event for Algarkirk’s restoration project is planned for tomorrow (Saturday), 2-4pm, where people can visit the church and see what plans the Algarkirk Major Project Group has in store, meet members of the community and take part in traditional craft demonstrations.
The beautiful mediaeval church contains nationally significant Victorian stained glass and decorations; it is a remarkable and important building which is in need of repair and restoration. The Algarkirk Major Project Group aims to re-establish the church as a significant and relevant asset to the community.
With the help from Heckington based charity Heritage Lincolnshire, who have been appointed to help manage the project, the volunteer team will coordinate repair the church building, establish a heritage centre, run a programme of activities, create a café and space for a local history archive and remain an active centre of worship.
Liz Bates, Chief Executive of Heritage Lincolnshire, is looking forward to meeting local people on the day: “This is such a fantastic project to be involved in and the launch event will be a great opportunity for people to come along and hear more about our plans. The grant we have received will stop the church from facing closure and help preserve it for future generations.
“There will also be lots of activities for all the family to get involved in. It is so important that this church is restored and established into the community hub that it deserves to be.”
The event will be held at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Algarkirk, nr. Boston from 2pm to 4pm. All welcome and more information can be found at www.algarkirkchurch.org.uk .