Government unveils £1.8m scheme to preserve listed places of worship for future generations

Sep 4, 2018 by

from Christian Today:

The Government has launched a new pilot programme to repair and maintain historic places of worship across England..

The £1.8 million scheme was launched on Monday by tourism minister Michael Ellis and will be overseen by Historic England.

The pilot scheme will run for the next 18 months, with experts being made available to support listed churches, synagogues and meeting houses initially in Suffolk and Greater Manchester.

Launching the fund, Mr Ellis said: ‘Historic faith buildings are a key part of our rich heritage and it is important they are protected.

‘Every year thousands of volunteers dedicate a huge amount of time to their upkeep, but many need high levels of maintenance and repair.

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