Lincoln Cathedral and St Marie’s Cathedral, Sheffield have both had grants announced today from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repair Fund. Lincoln will receive £300,000 towards repairs to the triforium roof and St Marie’s £270,000 towards repairs to the spire.
Sajid Javid Culture Secretary, announcing the awards today, said:
“Our heritage in this country is precious and unique.
“We need to do all we can to protect it for future generations.
“This second round of grants will ensure that even more of our magnificent and awe-inspiring cathedrals can complete urgent and much-needed repairs, so they can continue to play a huge role in the communities they serve.”
Both Lincoln and St Marie’s Sheffield are amongst the many beautiful ecclesiastical buildings cared for at Buttress. These awards mean that we are able to move forward with essential repair and restoration projects.
Other recent grants include the first round of the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repair Fund, announced in July, which saw nearly £200,000 awarded to Carlisle Cathedral for repairs to the South Transept; and HLF funds announced in September for the restoration of the organ and ‘hidden treasures’ at St Marie’s Sheffield and repairs to the spire and lighting at Holy Trinity Church Waterhead.