Boston

Boston Stump gets £1.17m repairs grant

St Botolph’s Church, often referred to as Boston Stump, has won a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £1.17million.

Revd Alyson Buxon, Team Rector of the Parish of Boston, made the announcement on Tuesday, July 31, which means that a total of £2.7million will be spent on the church cover the coming years.

Plans include repairing the West Face of the tower and introducing porch doors on the inside of the church, so doors can be opened fully without creating a draught.

She said: “We are delighted to have this significant vote of confidence from the Heritage Lottery Fund about the project ‘A Passion for People’ and its vision for the community, church and town of Boston.

“This will be done by carrying out essential fabric repairs and re-ordering the church to make it as life-giving as possible for all who visit as well as offer a self-sustaining future.

“I believe this project will establish and root the sacred space of St Botolph’s as essential to the town and county for generations to come. We would like to thank players of the National Lottery for helping to make this possible.”