High Toynton Renewed

In January 2020, the tower of High Toynton Parish church collapsed, leaving the church open in the southwest corner of the nave. The community raised a substantial sum for scaffolding to save the structure but required help to secure additional funding to safeguard the building’s long-term future.

Design Brief

IPC worked with High Toynton Parish Church for a year to devise a project which would restore the Church. Consultation with the community was undertaken to identify what they value about the Church and how it’s facilities could better meet the needs of residents. A project vision resulted, articulating the project’s scope, need, and benefits to people, community, and heritage. From there, IPC produced a bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund which included a project budget, timetable, plan of activities and risk register.


NLHF granted High Toynton PCC £225,000 in January 2022 for capital repairs and activities. IPC is now overseeing delivery of the initial investigatory works, capital repairs and management of the NLHF grant on behalf of the PCC.

IPC is currently working with other parish churches seeking NLHF funding, including St Helen's East Keal, St Mary's Huggate, St James’ Nunburnholme, and St Laurence's Kirby Misperton.

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