Inglesham: Urgent Roof Repair Appeal

Church of St John the Baptist, Inglesham, Wiltshire

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a grant for £25,000 from The Lord Faringdon Charitable Trust towards the cost of repairs at Inglesham, after lead was stolen from the roof last April. This is a huge boost to our fundraising efforts, however, we still need your help to meet our target of £60,000.

Lead thefts are always destructive, but this particular incident has put the church's internationally important collection of wallpaintings at risk.  These were saved by William Morris in the late 1800s, when the church faced demolition, and now we must save them again!

Within 24 hours of the discovery of the theft, a temporary roof covering was put in place to try to prevent water ingress damaging the wallpaintings. An alarm system has also been fitted.

We continue to work with local volunteers and supporters of the church to raise the balance of funds needed to provide a permanent roof covering. This will safeguard the future of this much loved and historically significant church, and allow us to continue with our wallpainting conservation project, which had to be halted after the theft. 

We need to raise a further £35,000, and would welcome any contribution.  Please donate to our appeal fund by following the link below. Thank you!