Dulverton Trust grants cathedral £40,000

Image of Nativity scene from tryptic in St Marys Aisle in Truro Cathedral

A huge thank you to the Dulverton Trust for granting the cathedral £40,000 towards the cost of repairs to St Mary’s Aisle. This is a very generous contribution towards our overall £404,500 fundraising target to renovate the roof, stonework and rainwater goods.

St Mary’s Aisle is the oldest part of the cathedral. It was formed from the southern aisle of the original St Mary’s parish church, which was largely demolished when the cathedral was built. The Aisle retains its parish status, making Truro unique amongst English cathedrals in containing a parish church within it.

The beautiful interior and interesting ceiling bosses of the Aisle attract many visitors, but on stormy days, they are in danger of getting their feet wet. Watermarks can be seen on the walls, and the moisture threatens the Byfield organ, which dates from 1750.

Making the roof safe and watertight will prevent further damage and avoid future costs. In total, £85,000 has been pledged so far, and the cathedral is extremely grateful to the Dulverton Trust for their help. Fundraising efforts will continue over the coming months, with the aim of getting these much-needed repairs underway by winter 2022.

Judith Field
Fundraising Officer

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