The Repair Campaign at Boveney
We have recently completed a £200,000 contract to conserve the weather-boarded and timber-framed 15th century tower where the degree of instability had proved alarming.
English Heritage came up trumps with a 70% grant offer towards the £200,000 and others were noticeably helpful particularly Sir John Smith and the Francis Coales Charitable Foundation. Eton College, who historically held the living of the church, were immensely generous in dedicating the proceeds of their annual 'Concert for the Choir' to the repair campaign. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Eton College itself, to the boys of the choir and the orchestra for their wonderful performance - and to all the people who attended for their generosity and support. We are also very grateful for the sterling efforts of local people in publicising the concert on our behalf.
In 2010 we undertook a further round of repairs principally to the windows.
We are very grateful to the local group of Friends who are helping us manage the church. They will particularly come into their own when it emerges early in 2012 from the final completion of the programme of conservation that has been a major pre-occupation of The Friends for almost a decade.
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