St John’s Church in Minskip, near Boroughbridge, is celebrating after being awarded £3,300 from the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust (YHCT) for essential repairs, conservation and maintenance work.
The grant “means the world to our little church”, according to churchwarden Robert Beaumont.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust for this generous grant that will enable us to tackle the problem of damp, which is threatening the structure of the church, as well as causing damage to its interior.
“Specifically, faulty drains and a broken bell tower are causing peeling walls and discolouration inside, as well as a damp exterior. In addition, a couple of windows are broken and the floor is uneven in places. Whilst we are able to hold and enjoy our services, the structure of the church has been worrying us for some time.”