**Wow we did it! Thank you all so much!**
This is a brilliant start. There is still a way to go with a further £32,000 needed to fund the restoration. But your generosity has helped so much. Thank you all again!!!
St Julitta's is a Grade I Listed medieval Cornish church in the Parish of Lanteglos by Camelford. Parts of the building date back to Norman times and there are a number of important heritage features such as 15th century glass; rare use of an ancient symbol and a National Scheduled Monument in the churchyard. The Church has been in need of restoration for some time now. When the slates were removed it was a shock to see just how rotten the medieval rafters had become - so rotten that the church must have been open to the elements before the Victorian restoration. Dealing with this extra rot will cost another £50,000. We have had help with emergency top up grants and generous donations, but we are still £32,000 short. Any help you can give - however small - is enormously appreciated.
After 10 years of fundraising The Friends Of Lanteglos Church (FOLC) have gathered together enough funds and grants to start the restoration of St Julitta’s and work started on 12th November and will continue for at least 9 months.
Unfortunately the roof timbers have been found to be in much worse condition than what was originally thought during the opening up inspection. The medieval oak rafters are so rotten in places that they have disappeared although the wood that remains is as hard as rock. The Victorian restoration 150 years ago used rather light weight pinewood and extensive supportive A frames and tethering are required at a significant extra cost. The ancient wood in the roof is due to be dendron dated to check exactly how old the rafters are
Sadly the extra cost of strengthening the roof of the whole building is £50,000.
The Crowdfunding page is set up to help raise £2,000 to towards the cost of the project.
Please donate so work can continue to complete the restoration project.