The Friends of Crewkerne Parish Church presented a cheque for £50,000 to the Reverend Stuart Huntley at St Bartholomew’s Church on Tuesday evening. The 15th Century church built of ham stone that was quarried at Ham Hill is undergoing major restoration works to the west front exterior. A formal handing over of the cheque towards St Bart’s West Window Appeal, was conducted by Ian Tribe and Peter Singleton in the presence of fellow committee members from the Friends of Crewkerne Parish Church.
The restoration project which began in July will cost in the region of £85,000 and it is hoped that the work will be completed by November. The Friends of Crewkerne Parish Church have approximately 70 members and took around six years to raise the incredible amount of money. Many fundraising events were held, including barbecues, a Medieval banquet, open gardens, choir sing alongs, classical and jazz concerts and the main annual event each year of the Mid Winter Concert with Reg Meuross and guest musicians. Donations towards the church restoration project were greatly received and are still very much welcome.