How Time Flies, St Luke’s at 75
About St Luke’s Benchill
St Luke’s Benchill is part of the Wythenshawe Anglican Team within the Diocese of Manchester – www.wythenshawe-anglican.org St Luke’s has a rich history of community involvement supporting many projects including BESS, Family Action Benchill and most recently Homestart Manchester South.
Sharing Heritage is for any not-for-profit group wanting to explore their community’s heritage. With a commitment from HLF of £3m each year, Sharing Heritage grants between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to groups who want to discover their local heritage. Projects can cover a wide spectrum of subject matter from exploring local archaeology and a community’s cultures and traditions to identifying and recording local wildlife and protecting the surrounding environment to managing and training volunteers, and holding festivals and events to commemorate the past.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported 36,000 projects with £6bn across the UK. www.hlf.org.uk. Images available on request.
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St Luke’s Benchill celebrates 75th anniversary with £7000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
St Luke’s Benchill has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage1 grant, it was announced today. This exciting project, “How Time Flies, St Luke’s at 75” has been designed to capture and celebrate the history of St Luke’s Benchill in Wythenshawe through the eyes of the local community and worshippers past and present.
The PCC at St Luke’s has been given £7200 for their project. The whole community is invited to get involved by sharing memories of St Luke’s over the years. There will be open days for people to come and visit the Church and search for family members in the Registers. A heritage trail will be created with facts and figures about the Church that began life on a Farm. There will be opportunities for people interested in making short films to become community reporters. Local people will know that the prominent clock in the Tower which can be seen far and wide has not worked for a number of years. Part of the grant will be used to restore the clock to full working order.
Commenting on the award, the Revd Margaret Young said “it’s a really exciting time for St Luke’s and we can’t wait to get started. Wythenshawe has changed so much over the years it will be great to be able to document St Luke’s as part of that in such new and exciting ways. We really look forward to welcoming people in and helping them to discover family links to St Luke’s they might not have been aware of before”.
Sara Hilton of the Heritage Lottery Fund Northwest, said: “The Sharing Heritage programme is a wonderful opportunity for communities to delve into their local heritage and we are delighted to be able to offer this grant so that the people of Benchill can explore all the stories around the clock, the church and this unique part of Manchester. Heritage is made up of a community’s stories, and we want them to be shared and celebrated.”