St Mary's Church in Mundon is closed to visitors.

Major repairs are due to be completed by 30th June 2022.

The car park, which is for church patrons only, is also closed.

The Friends of Friendless Churches, the charity under which the care of the church is entrusted, report:

 

“We are overjoyed to announce we have been awarded £1.54m from the Culture Recovery Fund programme for major repairs. The grant will cover 80% of eligible costs, so we need to find the final 20% (£374,521.99) from elsewhere. Our most sincere thanks to Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Historic England.

 

The church at Mundon is built on the edge of a salt-marsh. It’s been sinking and swaying and twisting for decades. Using the data collected from our structural monitoring and thanks to this grant, we can now underpin the south-side of the building, overhaul drainage and conserve the wall paintings.”

Mundon church is classified by the Church Commission as a redundant church and here have been no regular services since the 1950s. However, the church is still consecrated and in terms of spiritual space it is far from redundant and has a specialness held dear to the hearts of those who are captivated by its charm. Its care is the responsibility of The Friends of Friendless Churches. 

 

Hon. Sec Matthew Saunders MBE  pays tribute to those who keep the church welcoming to visitors:  Members of Blackwater Flower Arranging Club for the floral arrangements, Mr Paton for keeping the grounds mown and strimmed, Tony Scarborough for keeping the windows clean, the Rowsell family for providing and maintaining the car-park and many other Mundon people including Christine McDonald for generally keeping an eye on the church and being the Mundon link with the Friends of Friendless Churches. 

To find out more about Mundon 'St Mary's' Church please click the link below;

Friends of Friendless Churches - Mundon

 

For general non-urgent enquires about the church you can contact our local historian Christine McDonald preferably by email:  christinemcdonald@btinternet.com  or text/call 07504 751667 at sensible times.

If you would like to join the group which helps maintain the church and its grounds then Christine McDonald (as above) would love to hear from you.

 

Records maintained by Christine include:

 

Church and village history

Chronology of last Millennium

Archive

Maps

Articles

Photo Gallery

Graveyard Survey

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