St Nicholas in the Media

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St Nicholas Church Restoration Project has received much media interest since the Restoration Project commenced in September 2012. Below are some of those articles.

Praise for church roof cash boost

On 8th October 2016, the PCC of St Nicholas Church and the fundraising group The Friends of St Nicholas Church celebrated a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for repairs to the roof.

17th November 2016 – “Phenomenal” Community thanked for saving ancient church.

Dr Glyn Coppack presenting to the Ulceby History Group on 1st March 2017

On the theme of “Game of Stones” – this resulted in coverage in the Grimsby Telegraph.

Information on the launch of the “Game of Stones” at the Annual Church Open Day being held on 1 July 2017 has been distributed. Awaiting publication.

Weddings through the Ages.

Photography and press information were distributed. However this has not been published to date.

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Press Release from the National Churches Trust


Funding boost for St Nicholas Church, Ulceby

St Nicholas Church, Ulceby, is set to benefit from a £8,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant to help fund urgent roof repairs which will help remove this Grade I listed church from the Historic England ‘Heritage at Risk’ register.

On completion of the repairs and conservation works the building will be watertight and this will help significantly reduce the internal moisture levels, enabling the building to be used all year round and ensuring it is more comfortable for users.

Additional benefits will be that the important interior fittings within the church, including church furniture, will no longer be at risk of damage due to water ingress and damp.

A total of 41 churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will benefit from a £247,205 grants package from the National Churches Trust, the UK church repair and support charity.

Broadcaster and Journalist Huw Edwards, Vice-President of the National Churches Trust said:

“I’m delighted that the future of St Nicholas Church, Ulceby is being secured by a National Churches Trust grant to fund urgent repairs.”

“According to a recent ComRes opinion poll, more than four in five Britons (83%) agree that the UK’s churches, chapels and meeting houses are an important part of the UK’s heritage and history.”

“In good repair and with increased use by local people, St Nicholas Church, will continue to play a vital role in the life and well-being of the Ulceby area for many, many years to come.”

ULCEBY, St Nicholas Church

Lincolnshire (Diocese of Lincoln) – Anglican – East Midlands – Grade I

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The church mainly dates from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. Unusually for this area the tower is topped by a needle spire.
The stained glass window above the children’s altar is believed to have been designed by Edward Burne-Jones who was the glass designer for William Morris.

The church is used as a venue for a variety of community events throughout the year including a historic photography display, cream teas, open days and table top sales. The church is also used weekly for bell ringing. The local WI use the church occasionally and there are also heritage tours and bell ringer taster sessions throughout the summer months. The local school also uses the church for services and celebration events throughout the year.

The repairs will provide an opportunity to develop a heritage and learning project exploring the link between nearby Thornton Abbey, the village and the church. This multifaceted project will appeal to the local and wider community. It will include a touchscreen console within the church for research and exploration, and a permanent display of the heritage and any links found with Thornton Abbey.