Banham Youth Heritage Project
Integrate Youth For Christ have been awarded funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a range of projects connected with major refurbishment work on St Mary's church in Banham. IYFC have had a long relationship with the church, using it successfully for a venue of a Youth Cafe for over 5 years. Volunteers from the church support the youth cafe and we will be using the relationships formed to enable young people to discover more about the church and its place in the spiritual life of the village.
Anita Bounds from Banham PCC said “We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support. This is a huge achievement for Banham. St. Mary’s is such an important focal point for the local and wider community, and it is so rewarding that we are a step closer to preserving it for another century. We welcome additional volunteer help with developing our heritage activities"
The money allocated to Integrate YFC will not only support the ongoing staffing of the Youth Cafe but also enable young people to participate in bell ringing courses and make a film documenting local recolections of the history of the church.