The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

St Edward’s, Clifford, Recognised with National Churches Trust Grant

St Edward’s Church, Clifford has been awarded a grant of £10,000 towards the cost of essential repairs that are to be carried out at the church, following the five-yearly inspection of the  condition of the fabric by the church’s architectural advisers. In making the award the National Churches Trust recognised the architectural significance of St Edward’s, a Grade II Listed Building which opened in 1848.

Broadcaster and journalist Huw Edwards, Vice President of the National Churches Trust, said: 

“I’m delighted that St Edward’s is being helped with funding for urgent roof and rainwater goods repairs. This will safeguard unique local heritage and keep it open and in use for the benefit of local people.” 

“Whether seeking quiet reflection, access to community services or a place to worship, the National Churches Trust helps hundreds of churches each year and with the support of local people keeps them thriving today, and tomorrow.” 

For more information about the works being undertaken at St Edward’s go to

In announcing the award the NCT said:

“The National Churches Trust is delighted to support St Edward’s Church, Clifford with a grant towards the cost of essential repairs to the tower and windows and works to ensure that the building is watertight.

We want to see churches open and available, in use and valued. The future of churches, chapels and meeting houses is in our hands. We need to ensure they are kept in good repair and being used for worship and community activities. Our support for churches also means that their architecture and heritage is safeguarded for the future.

Thanks to the generosity of our Friends and supporters, since 1953 we have provided over 12,000 grants and loans and ensured that churches, chapels and meeting houses throughout the UK have remained in good repair and with modern facilities to ensure that they can serve the needs of local people.

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