St Andrew’s, Cherry Hinton secures National Lottery support for restoration

Posted on Friday 17 May 2019
Work has started on an exciting heritage project to repair and restore parts of the 800 year-old building in Cherry Hinton. St Andrew’s church has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £190,000 for the repairs to the roof, drainage and internal wall surfaces damaged by water ingress. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will improve conditions in the church and make it an inviting and flexible space for the whole community.

Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project will enable the building to be used for concerts, fairs and other community events requiring a large venue, which can be hard to find in Cherry Hinton. It will also promote increased engagement with the history of the building through a new guidebook and enhanced activities for local primary school children.

St Andrew’s church has been at the centre of the Cherry Hinton community since it was first founded in about 1200AD, addressing the pressing problems with the fabric of the building now will enable worshippers and visitors to continue to benefit from its unique environment for years to come.


St Andrew’s vicar, Rev’d Karin Voth Harman said, ‘This is a game changer for St Andrew’s and for Cherry Hinton, ensuring that the oldest building in this part ofCambridge will stay standing strong for another generation – we’re really grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund’.

For further information, images and interviews please contact Revd. Karin VothHarman at St Andrew’s Church on 07971 936253 or

If you are interested infinding out about options for funding things in your church, why not take a look at the FUND FINDER, an online tool which searches through thousands of Governement, Lottery, charitable trusts and other funds. Once you've registered, we advise you to 'Browse Funding' as this gives a broaer range of grants to choose from. 

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Isted our Historic Church Buildings Support Officer

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