Historic Redruth church gets £54,000 Heritage Lottery Fund award
A rural Anglican church on the outskirts of Redruth has been awarded more than £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The £54,000 grant will be used to carry out urgent repairs to St Wenappa Church at Gwennap.
It will pay for the re-slating of the north and south porch roofs and north and south outer slopes.
The church, which is Grade I listed, is mostly 15th century, but has some elements that could date back to the 13th century.
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The HLF award comes from the Repair Grants for Places of Worship Scheme.
Richard Bellamy, head of HLF South West, said: "Historic places of worship form prominent and much loved landmarks in our villages, towns and cities across the South West.
"They are unique buildings that bring local communities together for a variety of reasons from worship through to culture and leisure.
"Since 1994, the Heritage Lottery Fund has invested more than £500million into these precious buildings across the UK and with these new grants we aim to ensure even more are secured for future generations to enjoy."