£700 donation for St Mary’s church

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The chair and trustees are delighted to announce the award of funds towards the preservation of the historic church of St Mary’s, Craswall.

Home to classical and chamber music concerts since the charity’s early years, in the mid 1990’s St Mary’s faced the threat of closure. This lead to local music enthusiast Sue Norrington organising a classical music concert to raise funds. The hugely successful initial performance was the start of a series of annual concerts.

In total, over £2000 has been made available to local community groups by Concerts for Craswall this year.  This includes £700 to the St Mary’s heritage project (more commonly known as “The Craswall Project”).

Local volunteers are raising funds to preserve the fabric of this wonderful and historic building. The donation has been awarded specifically for the repair of the vestry floor, making it safer for worshippers, friends, concert goers and visitors alike.

Chair, Anthony Furness says “I am very proud that our small charity in this remote area of Herefordshire is able to contribute financially to the local community without whom our concerts would not be such a success.  The popularity and support our concerts receive is ultimately what enables us to achieve this. It is befitting that the charity is able to offer this support to St Mary’s, which after all was the beginning of Concerts for Craswall.”

Details of further community donations to follow.

For more information on The St Mary’s Heritage Project please email craswallproject@gmail.com