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Church awarded £8,000 grant 

St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, has just been awarded a grant of £8,000 by Historic England, funded by the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. 

The grant will go towards the repairs and adaptation of the six clerestory windows. These are the small, high windows in the main body of the church. Once the work is complete it will be possible to open four of the windows (two on each side). This will enable a flow of air to ventilate the church even when the doors are closed.

The extra ventilation is important at the moment to reduce the transmission of the Covid Virus and dry the fabric of the church. This will enable the church to reopen for worship and visitors after the current lockdown. It will also help to preserve the fabric of the building for future generations.

St Mary the Virgin church is among 162 organisations receiving lifeline grants from the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.

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The grant will go towards the repairs and adaptation of the church's six clerestory windows. 

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