National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Award

On December 14, 2020, the future of St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter is being secured after a £4,450 grant from the National Churches Trust to help fund essential repairs to the roof and guttering.

The church has been at the heart of the community for over 200 years and served as a place of worship to Matthew Boulton and James Watt. Today it is not only used for services but also as a space for community group meetings and as a concert venue.

This vital work, will allow St Paul’s the confidence that the building will be dry, ensuring activities and worship can continue inside the church, whilst protecting the sensitive Grade I listed historic fabric of the church.

Revd. David Tomlinson, Vicar of St Paul’s Church JQ said “The repairs to the roof will mean that St Paul’s can continue to be a hub for the Jewellery Quarter, a place of safety in times of crisis and a place of joy for many years to come.”

The National Churches Trust is the national, non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting churches of all Christian denominations in the UK.

Latest report to The Hockley Flyer from Revd, David Tomlinson: ‘The grant, along with the contributions by the community, means we have been able to carry out the vital work of improving the guttering and making the building watertight. This important development prepares the way for future work on the Jewellery Quarter’s church.’

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