Final funding in place for essential repairs to historic Falkirk church

Falkirk Council's Common Good Fund will provide the last £2000 of funding needed for essential repairs to the historic Christ Church in Falkirk.

By Kirsty Paterson
Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 4:00 pm
Falkirk's Christ Church
Falkirk's Christ Church

The Episcopal church on Kerse Lane has already raised nearly £30,000 through its own fundraising and attracted several other grants to reach its target of £67,418.

Members of the fund committee heard that a Quinquennial survey reported evidence of water damage to the sandstone walls.

Repair work will mean replacing the gutter, clearing or replacing downpipes and refurbishing or replacing the soakaways.

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As the church is a listed building all of the work will have to be done in compliance with the conservation of historic buildings.

The church is now waiting for final approval on one more funding application.

Councillors unanimously agreed that the project was well worth supporting with Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn saying it was one of the best applications she had seen.

Work is expected to start in spring.

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