Volunteers needed for Evesham heritage development

Last year the trust spent £200,000 on vital repairs to the building. Now plans are announced for further investment to develop the historic building as a heritage tourism attraction, adding to Abbey Park’s position as a top family-friendly destination for tourists and local people alike.

The church, which was first built in the 12th-century, currently attracts over 40,000 visitors a year from abroad and all over the UK. Under new plans the church will provide a welcome hub for visitors and interactive interpretation to engage people of all ages with the history of the church and its link with the town and Abbey.

CCT is appealing for new volunteers to help bring the plans to fruition. Volunteers will be asked to join a committed group of people who currently open and look after the church.

George Le Roy, Volunteering Officer for the charity, said, “The new roles needed include Visitor Welcome volunteers to give a warm greeting to visitors and tell the fascinating stories of the church and a Community Co-ordinator to help us to develop the new volunteer team.

“The next few years are going to be a very exciting time for St Lawrence’s. This is a great opportunity to get involved and play a major part in placing the church firmly on the heritage tourism map in Worcestershire. ”

Those interested in finding out more about the volunteering opportunities available should contact George Le Roy on evesham@thecct.org.uk or 07900 214199.