All Saints', Benington
The Beonna at All Saints Benington
The team are working closely with local people in Lincolnshire on a rural regeneration project that will transform the future of a Grade I listed church and the community that surrounds it.
The Beonna at All Saints represents a true community led success story. Developed by local people – Benington Community Heritage Trust – the vision of the Beonna is to create a high quality events and community space that returns lost local services back to the village. Luncheon clubs, support services for families and a café and meeting space will help address the very real threat that social isolation poses for many members of the community. The Beonna will provide people with a welcoming and attractive space to socialise, get creative and learn about the history of the area through an engaging activity programme that will reach out to all.
This project shows how rural communities can come together and find a sustainable future for historic assets and community life as a whole. The Beonna continues to inspire many other groups to take charge of the future of their Parish church and save it from redundancy and decline.
Benington Community Heritage Trust (BCHT) were awarded a £1.8M grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015 and are working to deliver the Beonna at All Saints in 2018.
The Beonna is one of the Regeneration Teams consultancy projects. The Team were previously appointed by BCHT to develop and deliver the successful second round HLF bid. The Team have been re-appointed to act as Construction Project Mangers for the client and oversee the delivery of the repair, conservation and adaptation scheme.