Historic church gets £60,000 makeover

A SUFFOLK church has received more then £60,000 in funding so that urgent repairs can be carried out.

A SUFFOLK church has received more then £60,000 in funding so that urgent repairs can be carried out.

The cash, which comes from English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund, is part of grants to 24 listed Places of Worship in the East of England totalling £2.42 million.

The money for the Church of All Saints and St Margaret in Chattisham, Suffolk, will be used to carry out urgent repairs to the tower.

The money will also be used to monitor the whole building to determine the extent of the defects and what further work is needed.

The small parish church dates from the late 13th Century. Owen Stockton, an early non-conformist cleric is known to have preached there in the 17th Century. He and his wife are buried in the churchyard.

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