St Swithun's, Worcester

St Swithun's Church, Worcester, Worcestershire

Our vision is to create an inspirational sensory space within the Grade I listed Georgian St Swithun’s Church in the heart of Worcester’s city centre, which creatively uses sound and art to engage, enthuse and inspire.

'Sound and Art @ St Swithun’s' (SASS) is an innovative project designed not only to repair and conserve this fine building but also to provide modern facilities and improve access. The project will breathe new life into the building, enhancing cultural tourism in Worcester and creating a city centre space for people to recharge and relax.

In October 2017, St Swithun's was awarded a National Lottery grant of £1.6m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the funding will help to secure the future of the church. It will enable the splendid Georgian architecture to be repaired and conserved, and transform the building into a cutting edge space for new innovative forms of engagement.

Throughout 2017, CCT, in partnership with The Friends of St Swithun’s, raised over £400,000 towards the project. Together we have worked to develop new partnerships with a range of organisations in Worcester.

Work will start on site in summer 2018 with the site launching in autumn 2019. Throughout the construction phase the CCT will provide craft skills and business development apprenticeships and work experience opportunities to the Heart of Worcester College and Hewell Grant resettlement to work programme.