Special guest at Church History Project celebration

TV Presenter and cook, Loyd Grossman was the special guest speaker at a Church History Project event in the Minster on Saturday 25th January. It was to celebrate the work of CHP, and mark the end of five years of Heritage Lottery Funding. Along with Mr Grossman OBE, FSA and Chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust there were also appearances from a variety of others who had contributed to the project over the past 15 years. Church History Project Co-ordinator Heather Sirrell– pictured with Loyd Grossman and Nick Harding, Project Manager, said: “It was great to have Loyd Grossman with us, and a good  opportunity to say a huge thank you to all who have volunteered.”

A new book containing a summary history of every church in the diocese was launched at Southwell Minster on the day. Published by the Diocese’s Church History Project, the book has been endorsed by Loyd Grossman, for ‘celebrating the heritage of our churches.’

Bishop Paul Butler and Archdeacon Peter Hill also enthused about the book saying, “no other Diocese has done this depth of research,” “this is unique to Southwell and Nottingham.”

The book helps to conclude the five-year Heritage Lottery Funded project, which has researched the history every church. The information is available at http://southwellchurches.history.nottingham.ac.uk/_main/hindex.php

Copies of the full-colour, 300+ page book have been delivered to every church via clergy and are available, thanks to the Heritage Lottery funding, completely free of charge. Call in to your local church if you would like a copy.

 Heather, Nick and Lloyd Grossman