£2,990
raised of £20,000 target
RCN 1134831

Story

We are calling on the wider community of Longridge to help us raise the £20,000 needed to restore the lychgate at the Parish Church of St. Lawrence.

Unveiled in 1939 the lychgate for 85 years has welcomed people attending regular worship as well as families bringing babies for baptism, couples on their wedding day and of course people coming to the funeral or grave of a loved one.

For most of us who have lived in the Longridge area all our lives we have perhaps taken the lychgate for granted - its something that’s always been there, along with all the history and heritage that surrounds St. Lawrence church and churchyard.

The lychgate has obviously been repaired over the years by splicing new wood into parts of the structure but that structure is now being attacked by fungal rot and wood boring beetles as well as suffering considerable damage caused by water ingress.

Having served the community well for 85 years our hope is that we can ensure the lychgate is there to welcome people for another 85 years and more. Your donation towards this Restoration Appeal would be much appreciated.

About the charity

As there has been a church dedicated to St Lawrence on this site for over 500 years, much of Longridge's history is within the church or churchyard. Maintaining the Parish Church will mean that it will continue to be a place of worship and sanctuary well into the future.

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,990.00
+ £735.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,990.00
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£2,990.00
Donations via fundraisers
£0.00

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