Created: 03 November 2017
Andrew recently visited Snaith Priory to celebrate the church's £250k of funding, which was awarded by the National Lottery for the Snaith Priory Restoration & Outreach project. Andrew joined Rev Eleanor Robertshaw, her husband Paul Robertshaw, Snaith and Cowick Mayor David Butterfield, along with members of the church and volunteers. The grant will be used for various conservation work on the 11th century church, which is on Heritage England’s ‘Heritage at Risk’ register. Local businesses will be utilised to provide the necessary resources for the conservation work, and volunteering opportunities will also be available.
Andrew said, "I would like to congratulate the church and the volunteers on the funding, the church is at the heart of the local community here and to be able to make it watertight and to continue its use is really good news for Snaith, given that the building is central to life in the town.
"It was also great to see my favourite vicar and to get a tour of the history of the church from her husband Paul. I've always really liked Snaith Priory, which dates back to medieval times, so was delighted to see that it received this much-needed lottery grant."