It's a nail biting time in Waberthwaite parish! The application for Heritage Lottering Funding for the development of the Hall Waberthwaite site has been submitted and we are awaiting the outcome, due in May.
We are confident that we have submitted a good bid to fund an important conservation and development work on behalf of this very worthwhile ancient site. The St John's Church houses a font created from a Roman pillar, a Tudor carved pulpit and a full set of box pews. Outside, in the Churchyard a Celtic cross shaft testifies that this riverside site has been used as a sacred space for over 1,200 years. Its hardly surprising then that the peace and beauty of the place are almost tangible.
Within living memory the grand Hall that once overlooked the little Church has been demolished and only the Laundry outbuilding remains to tell the story of the grander days it witnessed. The PCC would like to see this building brought back into use as a resource to enable this, and future generation to appreciate all we have on offer here. If you have ideas about how the building should be developed we want to hear from you, come along to the coffee morning or speak to a PCC member or leave a message at Woodall's the butchers, in Waberthwaite. Every contribution will be considered.