Work continued today to investigate the interior of the chancel. The Victorian revetment for the path to the porch was removed leaving an island of archaeology in the middle of the chancel that, so far as we know, was never investigated by Canon Jenkins. Ironically, as the revetment was removed, we in fact found something … Continue reading Day 20 – A day of star finds
At the Annual Parish Meeting last night, Rosemary Selman presented a cheque from the Lyminge Historical Society to Rob Baldwin. This comes hard on the heals of a grant approved by Lyminge Parish Council last week. Our current crowd-funding appeal is now standing at £6,330 plus Gift Aid, raised from 71 people far and wide … Continue reading More help for the project
We were competing with fine Sunday afternoon weather yesterday, so thank you everyone who did turn up for the meeting at the Parish Church. It was an opportunity to provide an update on the project and for everyone to take part in discussions about the community engagement programme of activities that we are planning. The … Continue reading Public meeting feedback
Readers of our blog already know that we have been applying for many grants over recent weeks and months and we are getting close to the amount of match-funding we need for the Lottery Fund to approve our project to start. But we haven't reached this target yet and that is why we are reaching … Continue reading We need your help now
We have lots to shout about. We are delighted to be able to confirm that the National Lottery Heritage Fund have supported our project with a grant of £100,000, the maximum available under the Our Heritage programme. This is obviously a lot of money, and it is great news that the premier grant giver in … Continue reading Project update
I am delighted to be able to record that we have just received notice of a grant awarded to our project by the Friends of Kent Churches. Applications to the Friends face a lot of competition from many worthy projects, so it is excellent news that we have been given a grant. It demonstrates once … Continue reading Another grant received!!
Although we are confident that we will be able to raise significant amounts of money for our project through grants from established awarding bodies, like the local Roger de Haan Charitable Trust who have already given us generous support, or the national Heritage Lottery Fund, we don't believe that we will find all the money we … Continue reading Crowd-funding for the project – it’s even easier to support us now!
We are delighted to be able to confirm that the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust has given a 5 figure donation to the project. This is a major boost to our fund-raising activities, and has been given specifically to help us deliver the improved disabled access to the church yard and step-free access to the … Continue reading Fund-raising success!!
The first Anglo-Saxon church of Lyminge was originally excavated in the 1850s. No one has seen it for almost 90 years since it was reburied in 1929. The Pathways to the Past project offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore this unique site with modern techniques and add to our understanding of Lyminge … Continue reading Financing the Project