Cash boost for Sodbury church to help pay for roof repairs

April 27 2015

A GRANT of £34,900 has been given to St John the Baptist Church in Old Sodbury to help pay for vital repairs.

A GRANT of £34,900 has been given to St John the Baptist Church in Old Sodbury to help pay for vital repairs.
The money is part of a £30 million package announced by the Government to help churches that are raising money to fix roofs, gutters and drains.
Nearly £500,000 from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund was divided between nine Anglican churches in the diocese of Gloucester, in which St John’s falls.
The fund is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund on behalf of the Government and a second round of grants totalling £25 million will be awarded next year.
The grant for St John’s will go towards the estimated £54,000 cost of fixing its leaking roof.