Hip Hip Hooray!
GOOD NEWS! After 10 years of fundraising The Friends Of Lanteglos Church (FOLC) have gathered together enough funds and grants to start the restoration of St Julitta’s. Work started on 12th November and will continue for at least 9 months.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has given a major grant towards the restoration and have given us permission to start. Other Grant Funders include: Cornwall Historic Churches Trust, Duke of Cornwall Benevolent Fund, Camelford Town Council, Cornwall Councillor’s Fund, National Churches Trust, Garfield Weston Charity, Allchurches Trust, Jill Franklin, Wolfson Foundation, Dairy Crest.
Various generous bequests and some large donations have been a major help - as have The Friends with their regular subscriptions and fundraising events.
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.
St Julitta’s church gives an impression of timelessness - a focus of Christian worship over centuries up to the present time with our regular services. The church is unusually light inside with large areas of clear glass. People comment in the visitors book about how beautiful, friendly and ‘spiritual’ the church feels.
We have been working hard applying for grants and almost have enough funds saved to get started on the renovation. We are still short by £35,000. Most importantly, we need £12,000 to make sure that the electricity supply can be improved to a 3 phase supply to cope with an up to date well heated building