Dio­cese of Le­ices­ter

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St Pe­ter’s Grade II listed Vic­to­rian Church in High­fields has re­ceived a £29,900 Her­itage Lot­tery Fund Grant to help ini­ti­ate re­pair work. The Church is an im­por­tant part of High­fields’ her­itage, con­se­crated in 1874, and stands in one of the most di­verse and dis­ad­van­taged neigh­bour­hoods in England. The build­ing is listed as a Pri­or­ity A on the His­toric England’s “At Risk” reg­is­ter.

The church serves the Caribbean Angli­can Com­mu­nity. Se­nior church­war­den An­thony Brad­shaw said: “Many of us have been com­ing to St Pe­ter’s for over 50 years from when we first ar­rived from the West Indies. We are de­lighted that our prayers have been an­swered and that our beau­ti­ful church has been guar­an­teed a long fu­ture.”

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