£58,000 grant is answer to church's prayers
5:30pm Saturday 6th October 2012 in News
The prayers of a Fishguard church’s congregation have been answered with the news of a £58,400 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The grant will be spent restoring St Mary’s Church; the interior of the building has been badly affected throughout the years by rainwater driving through the outer stone walls into the internal plaster.
The church has been planning restoration work to the fabric of the building, together with internal changes and improved heating solutions, for about three years. Thanks to the grant, work will now be able to start on the project.
“Many, visiting the church in recent years, will have noticed the shabby state of the internal plaster work,” said church warden Val Wakeman.
“We will now be able to completely re-point the problem walls, replace damaged stonework and rain water pipes and re-render the inside.
“St Mary’s stands in the centre of the town, in a very prominent position, and it is good to know that, with this gift, it will be there for generations to come.
“Church members would like to say many, many thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their generous grant enabling us to keep the church in good order.”