St. Walburge’s Shrine is a Roman Catholic Church in Preston, Lancashire, England.
The church was built in the mid 19th century by the Gothic revival architect Joseph Hansom , designer of the Hansom Cab , and is famous for having the tallest spire of any parish church in England.
St. Walburge’s is recorded in the national heritage list for England as a designated Grade I listed building and is currently under the care of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, which is a society of apostolic life whose mission is the honour of God and the sanctification of priests.
One of the aims of the ICKSP is the restoration of historic church buildings which can then be accessed by the general public. There are numerous repairs and maintenance work and the ICKSP-Preston is asking you to help with St. Walburge's Restoration Project.
St. Walburge's restoration project is urgently needed to tackle the inevitable decay and deterioration of the fabric of this magnificent church and its subsidiary buildings as a result of a long period of neglect, added to by the exceptional severe weather fronts which have been experienced in recent years.
St. Walburge’s restoration project is aimed at the following areas:
2. Heating System
3. West End Reordering
4. Protection of Stained Glass
5. Dry rot to Parish Hall
6. External works to Parish Hall
1. Lighting and Audio
3. Improved Public Access East End Reordering
To promote the glory of God and advance the Apostolate of the Roman Catholic Church, particularly through an attachment to the Extraordinary Form of the Liturgy of the Roman Church.
Please show your support by making a donation, we would be most grateful. Your donation will enable us to keep up with the maintenance of this iconic church building. This stunning Grade I Shrine Church costs a fortune to run. Thank you very much.
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