Brogan Group are supporting St Mary the Virgin Church in Gamlingay, for a revitalising repair project, started in the aftermath of a lead theft back in 2018.
The theft of lead from most of the south side of the 13th-century Church in October 2018 was the motivating factor in these fundraising efforts, as the crime also damaged masonry works, with the insurance only covering a small part of the costs.
Extensive repair needs were identified in a subsequent Church inspection and fundraising, including Brogan's contribution, plus a grant from The National Churches Trust, will help in these much-needed works.
Brogan Group’s UK depot is located in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire and we are long-standing supporters of the local community through a wide variety of initiatives. The support to the local Church is part of this ‘giving back’ we place great value on.
Chris Smith is project managing this work for the PCC (Parochial Church Council) who are responsible for the building, working closely with the Trustees of The Friends of St Mary’s, a charity set up for the care and improvement of the building.
“We wanted to turn this tragedy into an opportunity. Many potential donors may not be Christians or churchgoers but value the heritage of this building in the heart of our community.”
Hilary Young, the Parish Priest with responsibility for Gamlingay St Mary the Virgin church also commented:
“We are grateful to Chris for his invaluable input on this project, as well as the generosity of local businesses, and Brogan most especially. The lead theft placed St Mary’s on a national register of historic buildings at risk, so Brogan group are helping to do something of national importance. This work will help restore and revitalise St Mary's for the years to come.”
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