Below are the slides of the presentation given at the Village Consultation on September 9th. Please read the whole presentation, complete the Consultation Reply form and return it to the Post Box at the Old Vicarage by September 30th. Thank you.
To celebrate the 900th anniversary of St Edmund’s
in a building that is warm and comfortable,
ready and equipped for ongoing use
as a place of Christian worship
fellowship and learning
art & music
local history & heritage
In the chancel - a self contained chapel seating up to 24 people
A glazed screen with door between the chancel and the nave.
In the nave - a multi-use auditorium seating up to 70 people
At the west end - a well designed open space appropriate for many uses, including a new baptismal area, the walls surrounded by storage cupboards and with simple refreshment facilities
An emergency exit from the church into the churchyard through the re-opened south doorway; the door will be glazed to bring additional light and warmth into the building
An accessible toilet and cloakroom in the tower
A glazed screen between the ringing chamber and the nave
Facilities for exhibitions, audio/visual presentations and learning activities
including a viewing screen for the bell ringers
A new financial strategy benefitting from user charges, event income and increased donations
A long term care and maintenance plan established against a projected income stream
in order to provide for repairs, upgrading and the ongoing use of the new amenities
Three phase electricity
Renewables: Installation of PV in churchyard and landscaping
Dismantling of old system
Re-plaster & decorating
New electric heat emitters and control system.
Move and replace pews and pew ends
Create storage cupboards
Glass screen & doors between chancel and nave
Installation of toilet
Water & drainage
Fire alarm system
Stacking tables and chairs
Storage shed (in churchyard)
REOPEN THE SOUTH DOOR WAY
Replacement stone columns
Flooring and finishing
A glazed viewing screen
We could raise the money ourselves.
“How many coffee mornings would it take to make £200,000?”
We could apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a Heritage Grant.
We do look after a valuable piece of the nation’s heritage.
Heritage Grants are for projects that will cost over £100K. The HLF also have smaller grants programmes.
We could apply for smaller amounts from a vast array of small funders and apply to one of the other HLF funds
e.g. ‘Our Heritage’ for projects under £100K
Or we could do nothing at all.
The HLF is interested in three things:
The work that will go on to adapt our building and install much needed facilities is almost incidental to how we intend to discover, interpret and share our findings. Any application for funding has to be accompanied by a programme of activities that help people to better understand the heritage. It is called ‘Interpretation’
If we add the cost of interpretation to our shopping list the cost of our project is likely to rise to about £250K or more.
The HLF want a contribution of 5%. (£12,500) But this can found from benefit in kind or volunteer action.
The good news is…….We have that!!!
To be successful we would need to put forward a fantastic interpretive programme and we would have to commit to supporting it
A church cannot be really understood if it is separated from its parish and people. Historically Stoulton has always been an agricultural parish.
Our aim should be to link together and tell the the story of our Christian, community and agricultural heritage.
We propose to run a series of interlocking projects that will lead up to a festival of history and heritage in 2020.
A project to record and share the story of the church and parish.
1. Create and publish online a collated catalogue of archives pertaining to the parish of Stoulton for the benefit of schools and lifelong learners.
Creating a timeline of Stoulton history
Transcribing documents that fill out the story
Translating documents from Latin or French.
2. Use the archives and evidence still to be seen in the church and community to re-enact incidents from the ‘Story of Stoulton’ on video, for the benefit of visitors to the church and parish.
Creating story and writing scripts
Researching country/church music and song through the centuries
Researching and making/hiring costumes and other effects
Production and directing
Filming and editing
A project to develop a culture of care for the heritage of the church and parish
1. Run a series of talks and workshops on heritage buildings, their care and maintenance, featuring the work going on in the church and the re-opening of the south door.
• Attending the talks and taking part in the workshops on heritage buildings.
2. Digitally recording in sound and image the capital works going on in the church to illustrate some of the issues involved in the care and maintenance of historic buildings.
Considering and communicating the issues involved in the choice and care of materials
Carrying out and recording interviews with experts
Videoing the work of specialist tradesmen as the carry out their tasks
Editing all into an interesting short but informative video.
3. Work with families to develop heritage detectives’ quests around the parish.
Helping with a children’s ‘Heritage Detectives’ School’
Preparing craft materials
Preparing an Information Library
Learning about and making wonder cards.
4. Creating trails for walkers to help them explore the parish.
5. Upgrade the amenities of St Edmund’s to enable it to function as a base for these and other activities in the
Working with architects and other specialists to develop plans and working drawings
Getting faculties and permissions
Getting the funding
Sorting health & safety issues
Caring for the people and the building.
6. Initiating associated arts activities.
Reopen the South Doorway
Do we do this ourselves, bring in the professionals or mixture of both?
There are many ways to interpret a place.
Ideas of what will might do?
A promotional project to bring visitors into Stoulton to discover and enjoy its history and heritage and to
contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of the community.
Some examples of activities that might be part of the ‘Stoulton 900’ programme
If we go down the Heritage Lottery Fund Heritage Grant route.
Submit a Round 1 application to the HLF.
Create an alternative fundraising strategy.
If successful with HLF application - enter the development stage including bringing together research, creating a parish timeline and identifying the stories we want to tell.
Submit a round 2 application to the HLF
If successful with HLF application - enter the delivery stage
April 2019 - December 2019
A busy time!
January - December 2020
A Festival of local history and heritage to celebrate the900th anniversary of St. Edmund's.
The timetable in diagram form.
When completing your response form please indicate which activities most interest you. We recognise that it will be difficult to commit to activities that will make place some many years in the future. Just think
All other things being equal I would like to do ........