Mixing the special lime mortar ready to rebuild the Tomb. It is typical that there is nothing inside the tombchest and no burial. This is the case here. But a piece of pottery and a coffin handle has been found so far. A high level of skill is required to reuse all the stones and get them to fit together as they did several hundred years ago
If you would like to keep really up to date with the restoration progress then check out the Facebook group Friends Of Lanteglos Church with this LINK
WORRYING NEWS ABOUT THE RESTORATION!
We have discovered that the medieval roof rafters are in a much worse condition than was originally thought. This also applies to the valley gutter between the roofs, hidden parts of which had almost decayed away altogether. In spite of cutting back on some aspects of the project, another £45,000 is now needed to reach our target.
If you would like to help the success of this project, you could do any or all of the following:
* Join the Friends of Lanteglos Church (Charity no 1177951). CLICK HERE
* Make a Donation - via our crowdfunding page - CLICK HERE
* Volunteer - Contact Churchwarden Mary Pearce 01840 212665
PRESS RELEASE FOR THE ORIGINAL PROJECT November 2018
St Julitta’s Church Lanteglos-by-Camelford Restoration Project wins National Lottery Support
For the last 10 years the Friends of Lanteglos Church (FOLC) have been raising funds to renew the leaking roof and generally restore this outstanding medieval Church. In April 2018 FOLC became a registered charity No 1177951. Now a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, made possible by National Lottery players, has provided significant support. A grant of £231,500 has been awarded to help FOLC and Lanteglos-by-Camelford PCC to progress the project. During the restoration the Church will be closed until September 2019 but the churchyard will remain open. All Services will transfer to Advent Church during the restoration.
The Restoration Project aims to ensure this ancient Grade I Listed building which is on the at risk register of Historic England will survive for future generations. The work involves the renewal of the leaky roof and sorting out the granite wall blocks that have shifted dangerously over the last 800 years. A composting toilet, a small kitchen and a new heating system are planned in order to bring the Church right up to date and truly accessible for all the community.
St Julitta’s Church has numerous interesting heritage features including some 15th century glass and a uniquely carved font also 15th century, where one of the first circumnavigators of the world Captain Samuel Wallis, discoverer of Wallis Island and Tahiti was baptised. A special feature of the church is that it has wonderful acoustics so it is planned to build on this with more frequent musical 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.”
Apart from regular services and community celebrations there are frequent events for all the local community such as concerts, candle lit suppers, afternoon teas and morning coffees. The whole project is costed at £525,000, but is still short of at least £45,000. Gifts of money or volunteer time are always needed and appreciated. If anyone would like to get involved with this exciting project please contact the Churchwarden Mary Pearce on 01840 212665
For more information: The Friends of Lanteglos Church can be contacted via this website. Click on this link
It is difficult to describe the wonderful atmosphere when Mike Silver and friends sang recently at Lanteglos It was very special. It is not difficult to pick this up if you listen to this short video clip. The church will be closed for restoration for almost a year, but we look forward to more special evenings with Mike when we open again at the end of 2019.
Caitlin sings again at the Lanteglos Flower Festival. Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice choir specially made a space in their programme so that she could sing. What a wonderful talent.