Stop Press: Heritage Lottery Fund investment secured

Press release – HLF second-round pass

Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena’s Church, New Brighton (also known as The Dome of Home) has received a confirmed grant of £138,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to repair the roof, provide an accessible toilet and engage visitors, it was announced today…

Canon Amaury Montjean, French priest and rector of the church commented, “Following the enormous success of our first Heritage Open Days last September, we hope to welcome many more visitors throughout the summer on our Guided Tours.” He added, “Our volunteers have been working really hard to secure the necessary match funding for this £253k, Stage II Heritage Lottery Fund Grant with the help of other funders such as National Churches Trust, Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust and Latin Mass Society. We are indebted to their assistance.”

Councillor Paul Hayes commented, “It is terrific news that the Heritage Lottery Fund are continuing their support for the Dome of Home. This church’s contribution to the heritage of Wirral is substantial and this is widely recognised by members of our community, as shown by the huge public backing the Church received for its bid for ‘Love Wirral’ funding from Wirral Council in January.

Re-pointing needed to exposed brickwork to halt water ingress

Re-pointing needed to exposed brickwork to halt water ingress

Internal plasterwork to be repaired

Internal plasterwork to be repaired

Get out the buckets when it rains!

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