Repair and Conservation at St Stephen's Church, Fylingdales
Built in 1821-22, Grade I listed St Stephen's Church remains virtually unchanged today. It stands in a prominent position high on the moors above Robin Hoods Bay, with a wonderful panoramic view of the coastline stretching out below. The site has been in ecclesiastical use since at least 1088, serving the surrounding fishing and farming community.
Today this beautiful part of the North Yorkshire coast is a popular tourist destination, and we welcome an average of 14,700 people to the church each year. St Stephen's is, however, in urgent need of repair if it is to remain open for local people and visitors to enjoy.
In recent months we have undertaken investigations to inform a repair and conservation programme which will include work to the roofs, drainage, windows and the east end, which has been affected badly by water ingress.
The estimated total cost of this project is £80,044. We are thrilled to have been awarded a grant of £68,200 from The North York Moors National Park Authority, as well as generous donations from the B W Eddershaw Charitable Trust and the Jack Brunton Charitable Trust. We now have to raise a final £9,344 for work to begin.
Please help us reach our target and safeguard the future of this beautiful church by donating to the project.