Brundish: Lottery cash boost for 12th century church restoration funds
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A church restoration project has been awarded £133,600 by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The grant will go towards the total £168,325 cost of urgent structural and drainage work on the 12th century St Lawrence Church in Brundish, near Framlingham, and includes a development grant of up to £23,000 to help get plans under way immediately, with major work due to begin in September 2014.
The project also aims to transform engagement with the community and visitors.
John Graham, chairman of the parochial church council, said: “We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support. This wonderful old church has provided this small community with shelter and support for over 900 years and it is wonderful to know that we are a step closer to preserving it for future generations. ”
The church houses 14th century brasses, 17th century box pews and medieval doors.