Coventry & Warwickshire

Warwickshire church receives £90,000 grant

St Edith's in Monks Kirby
Image caption Mr Ireton said the money would be used to keep the church watertight

A Warwickshire village church has been awarded more than £90,000 to complete urgent repairs.

The money will be used to carry out "high-level" structural work at St Edith's Church in Monks Kirby.

Work at the 11th Century church was expected to start in April, the Reverend Robert Ireton said.

The grant is a joint award by the Church Buildings Council and the Wolfson Foundation to ensure the church remains accessible.

Mr Ireton said: "We've got long-term plans to make it more user-friendly, put in adequate toilet facilities and adequate kitchen facilities.

"Unfortunately most of the funding has to go on keeping it watertight."

The church serves a population of about 400 in the parish of Monks Kirby.

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