And Building Begins!

Building work started Susan HLFon June 13th 2016 on the Community Heritage Centre. This is the culmination of several years of hard work by the Project Team, fundraising by St Helen's Church, and grants from various bodies, including  £604,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The new Heritage Centre will contain two small meeting rooms, enhanced toilet facilities, a modern kitchen and a large meeting room. All facilities will be fully accessible. Part of the building will be above the remains of St Helen’s medieval vicarage, the causeway to the ancient Grammar School and Civil War trenches, which were discovered during the 2012 archaeological excavation of the site.

When completed, the Community Heritage Centre will be available for both Church and public use and will include displays about the history of St Helen’s Church and the archaeology discovered beneath the site, as well as facilities for the many visitors who come to St Helen’s in pursuit of its rich historical Heritage.

If you are interesting in becoming involved in the project, please email