All Saints' Heritage

All Saints’ Church Sandon

We are delighted to share that All Saints’ Sandon, has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to carry out the Development Phase of a project to restore the rare heritage artifacts within the church. The funding of up to £94,056 has been made possible through the generosity of National Lottery players who pay the Lottery each week and without whom the funds would not exist. The church is very grateful to both the Heritage Fund and the Lottery Players.

All Saints’ is a Grade I Listed church dating from the 12th Century and is Listed for a rare survival in this country, of an integrated display of post-reformation genealogical paintings on the walls, heraldic glass above the altar and the Erdeswicke family monuments and tombs spanning five generations from the time of Elizabeth I onwards. There is also a large Royal Coat of Arms of Charles II from the Restoration period of 1660 and two later stained-glass windows in the style of Augustus Pugin, who designed the Houses of Parliament. The restoration of all of these is included in the Heritage Fund bid.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has made the grant to allow the heritage team at the church to widen the audiences that can share this heritage and remove barriers to access through regular opening times, events and the development of a website to record the heritage and follow the conservation processes in due course. The ambition to support local schools with teaching materials based on the many centuries the church has existed and its own stories that are unique to All Saints’ and to encourage those who love to explore the history of buildings and their places to come along and support the development of our Delivery bid. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in getting involved or have connections to local schools or clubs who might like to visit the church, please contact the church on [email protected]

About The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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