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National Lottery grant secures future of Wanstead Parish churches

Screenshot-2020-06-16-at-12.05.04St Mary’s Church was consecrated on 24 June 1790, by the Rt Revd Beilby Porteus, Bishop of London

Wanstead Parish has secured a £72,500 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

“This will enable the church council to appoint a team with expertise in ecclesiastic buildings to undertake a governance review and commission surveys and reports on both church buildings in the parish. This will help us explore how the churches may be reordered to better serve the wider community, the churchyard used more effectively and also how the carbon footprint of our buildings may be reduced,” said a church spokesperson.