The Old Chapel in Gotherington
The Old Chapel in Gotherington was built in 1833 and was originally owned by the Countess of Huntingdon’s Trust.
Today the building is owned by The Old Chapel Community Project (Registered UK Charity No. 1179607), a charity set up in 2018 by villagers of Gotherington, who wanted to ensure that The Old Chapel would remain a place the community could use for years to come.
In July 2020 renovation work to The Old Chapel will begin. This includes replacing the roof and existing render, plus resolving past damp issues and giving the interior a fresh new look!
July 2020 Update
After two years of fundraising and some wonderful events held in The Old Chapel, we have cleared the interior in preparation for works to begin!
A whole new roof will be fitted and the external render is being replaced to give The Old Chapel a smart new facade. Other issues that added to the damp problems in the past are all also finally being dealt with, and inside we are looking to make a few changes too, including a beautiful new balustrade to show off the inside to the max.
We are so grateful to our Grant funding team who have worked so hard to secure the Grants we needed to finance this part of our project, and to all the trustees of the charity, who have put in so many hours to get to where we are today. It has been such a rewarding project from the start, but getting the renovation done will be like putting the icing on the cake!
Final thanks, and the most important, is to our wonderful supporters! For coming to our events and open days; for telling us what you wanted the building to be used for at the start and how you'd like to see the building be improved through the renovation. We really appreciate all of your input and contributions to the project. Without the support of our community we absolutely wouldn't be starting work today, so thank you all so much!
This part of the project is estimated to take 12 weeks and there will be some inevitable disturbances but we hope you will stick with us as we can promise you, the results will be well worth it! If you do have any questions, please don't hesitate to get it touch, through Facebook or by email- firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for sponsors for our new tiles!
Renovation Start Date - July 6th 2020
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