Warwickshire church receives £90,000 grant
- 29 January 2012
- From the section Coventry & Warwickshire
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.