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Norfolk church in urgent need of repairs to share in £333,000 payout

PUBLISHED: 11:49 16 April 2020 | UPDATED: 11:49 16 April 2020

St Andrew's church in Thurning has received a funding boost to help pay for roof repairs. Picture: Norfolk Churches Trust

St Andrew's church in Thurning has received a funding boost to help pay for roof repairs. Picture: Norfolk Churches Trust

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One of the top 15 Norfolk churches in urgent need of repairs is to share in a £333,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust.

The £15,000 cornerstone grant will help fund roof repairs at the Grade II listed St Andrew’s church, Thurning, near Briston, which was built in the early 14th century, making it watertight and preserving its historic fabric.

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The trust released an “anxiety list” last year revealing the top 15 churches most in need of repairs.

The trust said that all the nails for the slates on the roof are life-expired and the roof will be stripped and reslated. Any rotten timbers will be replaced and the work will prevent further deterioration to the church building.

Ada Fisher and Justina Hume, church-wardens at St Andrew’s, said: “We are a tiny parish of 60 people and without this help it is a daunting task to re-roof the church.”


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