Building repair project

Good news! We can now announce that our building repair project – for the spire, tower and front of our Grade A Listed church building – will be starting on Monday 20th August and is expected to finish by the end of this year. As all work is to the outside of the building, there will be no disruption to any of our activities or services.

The repair project focuses on work that is needed to keep the building structurally stable and watertight; by doing these necessary repairs we are safeguarding the future of our building for many years to come.

The £154,876 repair project has been made possible by both your generous giving through tithes and offerings and the generosity of several grant funders, including Historic Scotland (£51,911), Heritage Lottery Fund (£47,000), Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust (£3,000) and the Baird Trust (£3,000). We also expect to receive approximately £25,071 from the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme to cover the VAT element of the project cost.

Here are some words from two of our grant funders:

As well as being an architectural landmark, Gate Church provides a gathering place for worshippers of all ages. The Heritage Lottery Fund is delighted to be able to secure the future of this fine building so that it can continue to play its valuable role improving the life of many in the community.
— Colin McLean, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland
I am delighted to see that this funding will help to protect the future of this A-listed church. It is really important that we safeguard our Scottish architecture and heritage for future generations to enjoy.
— Martin Fairley, Historic Scotland’s Head of Investment and Corporate Finance Policy

If you’ve got any questions please drop me an email at jamesanthony@gatechurch.co.uk or give me a call on 01382 221222.

Cheers,
James