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Green light for church restoration after a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund

Thursday 20th June 2019

Green light for church restoration after a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund

All Saints’ Church in Stuston is celebrating after winning a grant of almost £190,000 to restore its historic church.

Restoration work has now started, which includes making the church watertight, repairing the round tower and installing heating and new flooring.

“Apart from being a beautiful and historic church, our bid was aided by our plans to use it as a community resource. We have very few amenities in Stuston, so, after conversations with the parish meeting, which replaced the parish council, and its social committee, we submitted ideas for how it could be used by the community, including as a youth club, a venue for arts and music, mother and toddler groups and coffee mornings, for example.” said project manager Roger Greenacre.

The church council is hoping the whole project will be complete by the end of the year. Full restoration work still needs another £30,000, so fundraising will continue.

For the full story in the Diss Express please click here.

Picture: by Mecha Morton.