Church trust marks 60th anniversary

The trusts officers Sara Stonor and Christopher Whittick with Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton Richard Moth, Anglican Bishop Of Chichester Dr Martin Warner and Regional Baptist Minister Stuart Davison
The trusts officers Sara Stonor and Christopher Whittick with Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton Richard Moth, Anglican Bishop Of Chichester Dr Martin Warner and Regional Baptist Minister Stuart Davison

The Sussex Historic Churches Trust marked its 60th anniversary with a special Evensong service.

Richard Moth, the Bishop of the Arundel and Brighton Catholic diocese which covers Shoreham, was among other church leaders and civic dignitaries who attended the service at St Anne’s church in Lewes on Saturday.

The Sussex Historic Churches Trust was founded on August 11, 1956 by the Bishop of Chichester and the Duke of Norfolk.

It gives grants for essential repairs and restoration of places of worship with architectural or historic interest throughout Sussex.

Since 1956, the Trust has assisted more than 500 churches. In 2012, it donated £3,000 to St Nicolas’ Church in Shoreham and St Nicolas Church in Middleton, and in 2013 it donated £9,000 to St Peter’s Church in Upper Beeding.

The Bishop of Chichester Martin Warner preached and prayers were read by Bishop Moth and Regional Baptist Minister Stuart Davison, with testimonies from churches that benefited from the trust.

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