After 12 years of fundraising, The Friends Of Lanteglos Church (FOLC) have gathered together enough funds and grants (Approximately £500,000) to start the restoration of St Julitta’s. The major funder for the whole restoration project is The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with a large grant of £231,500 - BUT the recent opening up of the roof has revealed more ancient rotten timbers than expected and an extra £50,000 is required. And now……………………the latest discovery (August 2019) is that hidden under the slates of the tower roof is a whole lot more rotten timber making the roof unsafe and leaky. Another £10,000 has be found but a further £10,000 is needed!
The medieval timbers are much more rotten than expected…..HELP NEEDED PLEASE!!
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BBC Spotlight News - gives an idea of the massive project
An enormous scaffold has made it possible to work in spite of rain, gales and snow, in order to get the job done. But our restoration has not been an easy one! After one year of hard work we are now nearing the end. Click on: Restoration Updates
Since the BBC visit we discovered in the last few days of August 2019 that the main beam holding up the tower roof was rotten where it was covered over and impossible to see until the slates were removed. This unexpected and costly finding has happened just as the scaffold was due to start coming down. A financial disaster!
Any funding support - however small - will be really helpful in restoring this beautiful building and helping to keep it open for future generations
The Bishop of St Germans said:
“I am delighted to see this ambitious project coming to fruition through a combination of local vision, faith, hard work and generosity. Now backed up and supported by the National Lottery. Not only will these works preserve a place of very special quality but they will make it even more accessible and usable for the wider community and all who find their way to this beautiful corner of Cornwall. When these works are completed I look forward once again to visiting this inspiring place of prayer and pilgrimage and encourage you to do the same.”
The Church of St Julitta Lanteglos:
St Julitta's is a Grade I Listed medieval Cornish church in the Parish of Lanteglos by Camelford. Parts of the building date back to Norman times and there are a number of important heritage features such as 15th century glass; rare use of an ancient symbol and a National Scheduled Monument in the churchyard.
If you would like to help secure the future of this special church and join the Friends of Lanteglos Church please CLICK HERE
During the restoration St Julitta’s will be closed. All services will be transferred to Advent Church
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We apologise that during the restoration there will be restricted access to the churchyard and no public access to the church
If access is required to graves inside the orange netting or if there are any problems that can’t be resolved on site with the contractor, please contact John Pearce on 07740421393.