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The Parish of Christchurch. Christchurch Priory, St George at Jumpers, St John at Purewell

Conservation

Last updated Wednesday, 27 January, 2016

Photo of conservation work on Christchurch Priory, Dorset

Christchurch Priory Building Conservation Trust

Registered Charity Number: 1107139

As with all historic buildings there is a cost involved in maintaining its fabric. In the past few years over one million pounds has been spent restoring and conserving the Tower, North Porch, the exterior of the North Nave Aisle and North Transept, transforming it to its former glory. The work that has been completed was very necessary, coming some one hundred and fifty years after the last restoration was carried out. We are grateful to the generosity of past worshippers and parishioners whose financial gifts have enabled us to complete this work. View the Phased Exterior Conservation Programme which shows the work that has been completed and the programme for future conservation.

But more restoration work is urgently required on the exterior of the North Quire Aisle, flying buttresses, windows and Lady Chapel so that the stone work on the north elevation of the Priory may be completed.

We do not receive any money from the Government or the Church Commissioners. It is, therefore, the community’s responsibility to make sure that this sacred space in the centre of our community remains a beacon of hope to our residents and all who visit Christchurch. Our challenge is to pass on to future generations a building that is in a better state of repair than when we received it. We have done a great deal, but much more is needed.

The Trust has been set up in order to help cater for immediate urgently needed work, as well as for the future conservation works to the fabric of Christchurch Priory.

If you would like to donate funds to help the Trust in its work there are several ways you can donate:-

 - by placing a donation in the Conservation Trust collection table in the Church

 - by sending a cheque made payable to the Christchurch Priory Building Conservation Trust c/o The Vestry

 - or by setting up a a Standing Order donation.

Please see the Trust Leaflet for further details.  These can be found on the Conservation Trust Table which is located at the West End of the church.