We are delighted to announce that Phase 2 of the All Saints Roof Repair Project has received first-round support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project has received an initial development grant of £6,900 to help progress plans so that a full grant application can be made at a later stage. We hope that the grant for the delivery stage will be in the region of £230,000 against a total project cost of nearly £365,000.
Phase 2 of the repairs will see the replacement of the remaining failing roofs alongside an overhaul of the rainwater goods and drainage system. Alongside the repairs there will be a range of activities to encourage more people to engage with the heritage of the church.
This grant was one of the last to be awarded as the Repair Grants for Places of Worship scheme has now closed. As such the grant application faced steep competition as many other PCCs applied in the hopes of securing funds before the scheme became part of the Heritage Grants programme. Thank you to everyone who helped with the application.
The support of the Heritage Lottery Fund brings us one step closer to our goal of restoring the church to a watertight condition. We still have a lot of fundraising to do over the next year and any help towards that goal would be gratefully received. We are still accepting Sponsor A Slate forms from individuals and/or businesses as we try to reach that target of £365,000.
The advent season is upon us once more. This is a time of anticipation but also reflection on what has happened over the past year. We feel very fortunate for the repairs to the roofs this year – especially after the recent poor weather. Our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their aid with the second repair phase is under consideration and we anticipate hearing the outcome in the next month or so. Our thanks to everyone who has helped with and supported the project and we hope it won’t be too long before we can complete the project and make all of the roofs watertight.
Thank you to everyone who visited the ‘Stained Glass & Symbolism’ exhibition or attended the talk and tour. A special thank you to Mr Keith Hilton for his fascinating talk – we look forward to welcoming back in the not-too-distant future for another event.
For anyone who was unable to attend you can now learn about the stained glass at All Saints from the comfort of your own home. We have been busy uploading the details to the website and you can view them here. Then come along to the church on a sunny day to fully appreciate their beauty.
Our thanks again for the support of the National Lottery - through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The ‘Stained Glass & Symbolism’ exhibition is all set up at the church. Pop in any time between now and the 8th October to learn more about the people and stories depicted in the windows and the meaning behind some of the words and images used. The exhibition also highlights the symbolism of other features of the church including helping you to spot some of the hidden carvings.
Don’t forget that on Sunday 8th October from 2pm there will be a talk by renowned York leaded light craftsman Mr Keith Hilton, followed by a tour of the church.
The exhibition would not be possible without the support of the National Lottery - through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We are delighted to announce that the final exhibition to be held as part of the Roof Repair Project will run between the 25th September and the 8th October.
‘Stained glass and symbolism’ will help you learn about the people and stories depicted in the windows and the meaning behind some of the words and images used. We'll also highlight the symbolism of other features of the church including helping you to spot some of the hidden carvings.
On Sun 8th at 2pm there will be a talk by renowned York leaded light craftsman Mr Keith Hilton. This will be followed by a guided tour of the church.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Thank you to all the children who took the time to draw us a picture of how they think Newton or Linton will look 150 years from now. We received over 45 entries and you will be able to see them at our next exhibition which is pencilled in for late September/early October - more details coming soon.
The repairs are almost finished now with the Nave and South Aisle roofs fully re-slated. The contractors just have a bit more work to do on the rainwater goods. Thank you to all those who have helped make the repairs possible!
The (mainly) fine weather in recent weeks has allowed our contractors to press on with the repairs and everything is proceeding on schedule. The new slates are in place on the roofs and it’s lovely to see them in comparison to the crumbling ones that have been removed. Sadly we have only been able to replace the Nave and South Aisle roofs as part of this project so if you would like to help us make the remaining roofs watertight (especially the badly leaking North Aisle) please do consider sponsoring a slate. Thank you to all those who have supported the project over the last few years – we couldn’t have done it without you!
If you have followed the Roof Repair Project from the start you will be aware that our original plan to repair all of the roofs had to be massively scaled back after the project cost trebled when we went to tender. We were determined to carry on with the project and we put together a plan which meant we could afford to repair two of the roofs – the Nave and the South Aisle. This was because it made sense to repair the largest roof and the one covering the entrance to the church. However the North Aisle roof, already in a poor condition, deteriorated rapidly this past winter and the timbers are now very badly damaged due to the water ingress and buckets are needed to catch the drips when it rains. We would dearly like to repair this roof before the damage can spread further and we are trying to raise money to carry out the repairs as soon as possible. If you would like to help please consider sponsoring a slate to help us reach our target of £50,000.
At long last the first load of slates has arrived on site and our contractors are hard at work fitting them on the Nave roof. After the project was delayed by a year as we struggled to source the right kind of slate we are delighted to see the first ones going up on the church roof. Thank you so much to all those who have Sponsored A Slate or supported any of our other fundraising events and to those who so generously provided the grants which have made the repairs possible. These include the National Lottery (through the Heritage Lottery Fund), the National Churches Trust, the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust and the AllChurchesTrust. Thank you for your support!
Would you like to be part of the history of the church? As part of the roof repair project we are going to place a time capsule in the church and we need your help to fill it. The roofs we are replacing are over 150 years old and we hope that the new ones will last just as long. Therefore we are going to leave a time capsule to be opened 150 years from now - in 2167.
We would like local children to write a story or draw a picture to show what Newton and/or Linton will be like in 2167. You can find out how to enter on our Time Capsule page, where you will also find some facts about how the villages have changed in the last 150 years.
The entries will be displayed as part of our next exhibition and the very best will be placed in the time capsule itself.
This activity, as well as the roof repairs , would not have been possible without the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
All Saints Roof Repair Project Team.