Raising the roof for £1.17m Lottery grant for Boston Stump

Boston Stump awarded �1.17m lottery grant after sucesssful bid. Pictured (left to right)  are the Rev Jane Robertson, Rev Steve Holt, Rev Sue Rose, Chris Ladner, Adam Kelk and Rev Alyson Buxton celebrate after their sucessful bid. ANL-180308-144501001
Boston Stump awarded �1.17m lottery grant after sucesssful bid. Pictured (left to right) are the Rev Jane Robertson, Rev Steve Holt, Rev Sue Rose, Chris Ladner, Adam Kelk and Rev Alyson Buxton celebrate after their sucessful bid. ANL-180308-144501001

Dignitaries gathered to raise the roof following the announcement of a £1.17m Lottery grant for vital works at the historic Boston Stump.

The announcement was made last week by the Rev Alyson Buxton, Team Rector of the Parish of Boston at a special celebration in St Botolph’s Church, attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Mr Toby Dennis and other guests.

Boston Stump has been awarded �1.17m lottery grant after sucesssful bid. MBSP-310718-57 ANL-180308-144742001

Boston Stump has been awarded �1.17m lottery grant after sucesssful bid. MBSP-310718-57 ANL-180308-144742001

The £1,166,700 grant is towards the church’s £2.7million ‘A Passion for People’ heritage project,

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, ‘A Passion for the People’ is an ambitious project to transform one of this country’s most architecturally iconic churches into a centre of cultural learning, heritage interpretation, all-age

people development, musical excellence and community integration.

Supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the project includes the repair of the West Face of the tower and tower roof, urgent repair and development of pews, installation of underfloor heating and the construction of draft proof, flood

Prayers by Rev Jane Robertson. MBSP-310718-3 ANL-180308-144323001

Prayers by Rev Jane Robertson. MBSP-310718-3 ANL-180308-144323001

resistant and accessible porches on the North and South doors.

An educational interpretation and activity scheme will also be created, telling the stories of the people of town and church.

It is expected the work will increase the number of visitors, engage tourists, and promote Boston’s heritage to an overseas market.

Speech by Matt Warman MP. MBSP-310718-20 ANL-180308-144429001

Speech by Matt Warman MP. MBSP-310718-20 ANL-180308-144429001

Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Mr Toby Dennis addressing the congregation. . MBSP-310718-17. ANL-180308-144418001

Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Mr Toby Dennis addressing the congregation. . MBSP-310718-17. ANL-180308-144418001

Speech by Michael Worth (Worth-Waynflete Foundation). MBSP-310718-22 ANL-180308-144441001

Speech by Michael Worth (Worth-Waynflete Foundation). MBSP-310718-22 ANL-180308-144441001

Boston Stump awarded �1.17m lottery grant after sucesssful bid. MBSP-310718-12 ANL-180308-144403001

Boston Stump awarded �1.17m lottery grant after sucesssful bid. MBSP-310718-12 ANL-180308-144403001

Entrance to the Stump where some of the money will be spent. MBSP-310718-34 ANL-180308-144528001

Entrance to the Stump where some of the money will be spent. MBSP-310718-34 ANL-180308-144528001

Entrance to the Stump where some of the money will be spent. MBSP-310718-39 ANL-180308-144546001

Entrance to the Stump where some of the money will be spent. MBSP-310718-39 ANL-180308-144546001

Boston Stump awarded �1.17m lottery grant after sucesssful bid. MBSP-310718-41 ANL-180308-144612001

Boston Stump awarded �1.17m lottery grant after sucesssful bid. MBSP-310718-41 ANL-180308-144612001