St Andrew’s Church Cullompton is a Grade 1* listed building and is rated among the top 1000 Churches in Britain. It is a significant jewel in Cullompton’s heritage crown. It is also a valuable asset to the Church of England and the outworking of the Christian faith in Cullompton: revealing the heart of Jesus in the heart of our community. It is an asset to be treasured by all and, at 600 years old, is constantly in need of, often very expensive, care and repair.
The Church of England has a 5 yearly cycle of inspection and assessment of Church buildings fabric through an architectural inspection process called the Quinquennial.Since the last inspection of St Andrew’s 3 years ago we have been planning some priority repair/restoration work primarily to the stone window frames including the high Clerestory windows.
The cost of all these works was estimated at around £250K. In order to fund this we applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the major part of the money required. We were successful and were awarded approximately half of the cost from Heritage Lottery funds.
Major restoration works which started on July 2015 and completed in December 2015.