Anglesey Group of Parishes Benefice of Five Churches near Cambridge

Holy Trinity, Bottisham

Holy Trinity Roof Alarm

The theft of lead from the roofs of churches shows no sign of abating. We have had an alarm on the roofs of Holy Trinity since 2009, but the technology of security installations moves on, to the extent that our insurers required our system to be changed if we were to have full cover for any loss. Given the huge value of the lead on the church roofs, the theft of even a fraction would have disastrous financial consequences. This is a risk that the Parochial Church Council felt that it could not take and a new system with the latest technology has been installed. We are grateful to the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust (CHCT) for a grant of £2,500 towards the cost - a grant that was made possible by generous funding in turn from AllChurches Trust Ltd. We are promised that the new alarm will not easily be set off by birds, unlike the current/old alarm. We are grateful to our long suffering neighbours for their forbearance, but have to say that if the alarm goes off in future it is likely to be for real!

CHCT (www.camhct.uk) offers grants and loans to congregations to look after their historic places of worship. Its main income comes from the annual 'Ride, Drive and Stride' event each September. The money raised is shared between the Trust and the participants local church. It was a condition of the grant that they should be given some publicity. We are very happy to do so - they are an invaluable source of support to congregations. This is not the first time that they have helped us.

Mike Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottisham Bottisham Services Services Regular Activities Regular Activities News News Galleries Galleries History & Architecture History & Architecture Contact Us Contact Us Find Us Find Us
Anglesey Group of Parishes Benefice of Five Churches near Cambridge

Holy Trinity, Bottisham

Holy Trinity Roof Alarm

The theft of lead from the roofs of churches shows no sign of abating. We have had an alarm on the roofs of Holy Trinity since 2009, but the technology of security installations moves on, to the extent that our insurers required our system to be changed if we were to have full cover for any loss. Given the huge value of the lead on the church roofs, the theft of even a fraction would have disastrous financial consequences. This is a risk that the Parochial Church Council felt that it could not take and a new system with the latest technology has been installed. We are grateful to the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust (CHCT) for a grant of £2,500 towards the cost - a grant that was made possible by generous funding in turn from AllChurches Trust Ltd. We are promised that the new alarm will not easily be set off by birds, unlike the current/old alarm. We are grateful to our long suffering neighbours for their forbearance, but have to say that if the alarm goes off in future it is likely to be for real!

CHCT (www.camhct.uk) offers grants and loans to congregations to look after their historic places of worship. Its main income comes from the annual 'Ride, Drive and Stride' event each September. The money raised is shared between the Trust and the participants local church. It was a condition of the grant that they should be given some publicity. We are very happy to do so - they are an invaluable source of support to congregations. This is not the first time that they have helped us.

Mike Young