HLF Grant for Forncett St Mary.

Published on 20th December 2017

There has been good news for one of our churches, St Mary’s at Forncett St Mary, who have received a grant of £25,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of its Save our Saxon Tower project.

Funding has been awarded to help create the plans, that, if accepted, will result in the church receiving the full grant.  The project aims to carry out urgent work to repair the oldest part of the Grade 1 Listed church, the Saxon Tower.

Graham Prior, chairman of the Friends of Forncett St Mary’s Church, said:  “It is a really nice feeling – to get that satisfaction that the church, which was redundant for so many years, will once again be servicing the community.”

Forncett St Mary’s is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and there has been a church on the site since the 10th century.

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