Great Badminton Church

Grant – The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

Scaffolding Tower at Great Badminton Church The Great Badminton Church Restoration is pleased and honoured to announce that we have received a third grant from The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT) to help us towards meeting our targets to complete the second phase of the restoration project – the external stonework. The unexpected structural problem with the church’s tower was successfully completed in …

Work On The Tower Complete

WORK ON THE TOWER COMPLETE The Completed South-East PinnacleAfter a frantic few months, the south-east pinnacle on the tower of St. Michael and All Angels, Great Badminton has been made safe and been rebuilt.In November 2017, the pinnacle was found to be dangerously leaning. A structural engineer confirmed our fears. The next month and a half was spent gathering together …

Work on The Tower Commences

Leaning South-East PinnacleEmergency work on the church tower at Great Badminton has just started.Towards the end of 2017 it was noticed that the south-east pinnacle of the tower had developed a significant lean towards the south porch and south-western end of the church. Due to the dangerous state of the pinnacle emergency measures were put into place to protect anyone …

Donation – The Badminton Ride

From left-to-right:Lieutenant-Colonel Nick Grant Thorold, The Duke of Beaufort MFH, Mrs Sheilah Michael (PCC Secretary), Christopher White (Badminton Churchwarden), Captain Ian Farquhar MFH, Matt Ramsden MFH (mounted).Image Credit: www.ttlvideos.net The Badminton Ride has very generously donated the proceeds of the 2017 Badminton Ride to The Great Badminton Church Restoration Fund, which we were delighted to receive. The Badminton Ride took …

Grant – The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

The Great Badminton Church Restoration is pleased and honoured to announce that we have received a second grant from The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT) to help us towards meeting our targets to complete the second phase of the restoration project – the external stonework. Our original plan was to start with the worst of the stonework at the apse …

Great Badminton Church Card 2017

2017 Badminton Church Christmas Card

Great Badminton Church Christmas / Greetings Card 2017We are pleased to announce that The Great Badminton Church Restoration Fund (GBCRF) has produced a new Badminton Church Christmas card and Greetings cardfor 2017.The cards come in packs of five and are 7″ x 5″ landscape in size, at a cost of £5.00 per pack.The front of the card shows the altar …

Damage to the Stringcourse on the South Facade

Faculty for Great Badminton’s Phase 2 Received

Damage to the Stringcourse on the South FacadeThe Great Badminton Church Restoration Fund is most grateful to the Diocese of Gloucester’s Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) for putting forward our plans for Phase 2 of the Great Badminton Restoration project.Phase 2 of the restoration project is entirely concerned with the external stonework of the church. Significant work is needed, mainly at …

Highgrove House's Sundial Garden

Highgrove Evening 2017

On Friday, 30th June 2017, The Great Badminton Church Restoration Fund (GBCRF) held a fundraising evening in the gardens of Highgrove House. The evening was most generously donated to The Great Badminton Church Restoration Fund by T.R.H. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, with all profits of the evening being put towards the restoration project at Badminton.Around 100 guests enjoyed the …

Phase 2 Faculty Application

Damage to the Stringcourse on the South FacadeThe electrical work of the Great Badminton Restoration project was signed-off on 1st March 2017. This means that with that phase of the work fully paid for, we are now able to look at the remainder of the work. With this in mind, we are in the process of putting together the paperwork for the …

A Chandelier About To Be Lowered

Phase 1 To Rewire the Church is Complete

A Chandelier About To Be Lowered The electrical works to rewire the church at Great Badminton, which was the aim of Phase 1 of the Restoration project, were completed on Ash Wednesday (1st March) 2017. Although the bulk of the disruptive works were completed in November, there have been plenty of smaller tasks, many of them in areas of the church …