Our ambitious programme of conservation, redevelopment, regeneration and retrofit works began in 2017 and was completed in late 2018. Bonsers Restoration was our principal contractor and their onsite team was led by Paul Thorneycroft and site foremen Jamie Thornton and Dave Morris. Rodney Melville and Partners were our architects and ground works were provided by Vere Bros (Contractors) Ltd of Boston. The car park was made possible by the Diocese of Lincoln and we gratefully acknowledge this support.
The capital works were project managed by Isabel Assaly of the Churches Conservation Trust Regeneration Taskforce and her colleague Amelia Evans supported our community engagement during this phase.
A thank you to our funders and supporters
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of WREN, the Architectural Heritage Fund, the Medlock Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Lankelly Chase, the Churches Conservation Trust, Lincolnshire Co-Op, the Tesco Charity Trust, Benington Village Hall, Butterwick Parochial Council and Lincolnshire County, Boston Borough and Benington Parish Councils.
Support and advice has been provided throughout by the Churches Conservation Trust, Historic England, the Diocese of Lincoln and Liz Bates and colleagues at Heritage Lincolnshire.
Particular thanks go the National Lottery Heritage Fund (previously the Heritage Lottery Fund), who provided ‘round one’ development funding of £119,200 (2013) and a subsequent ‘round two’ grant of £1.8m (2015) that made possible the delivery of the project:
‘We’re delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support. All Saints is a very beautiful building which has been at the heart of the community for over 800 years. Now we will be able to give it a sustainable future so it can continue to play an important part in the lives of present and future generations. We are very grateful to all those who have helped us achieve our goal, especially The Churches Conservation Trust, the Diocese of Lincoln and the Architectural Heritage Fund, their support has been invaluable' (Kevin Pinner, BCHT Chairman)
Additional thanks go to Amanda Turner, our Grants Officer at the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and our project mentor, David Fairbanks.
Above all, we thank the residents of Benington and surrounds.