Repair and Regeneration Appeal

On behalf of Friends of Farnworth Church thank you for viewing our update on our R&R appeal (Repair and Regeneration Appeal)

Update April 2024

We have submitted grant applications to Benefact Trust and Buildings for Mission. Steve Bretherton, Funding Development Officer HBC is helping us with applications. As you can imagine this is time consuming - finding possible places to apply for grants and completing application forms. If you have not already become a member of Friends of Farnworth and would like to sign up to be a modern day benefactor to secure the future of St Luke's church click here to join.

Thank you.

St. Luke’s church Farnworth

‘R & R’   Repair and Regeneration

Our 'R & R' Community Heritage Appeal aims to raise the funding needed to complete necessary REPAIR work to the roofs of Bold Chapel, the Nave and the Bell Tower as well as the REGENERATION of the facilities in our church by providing toilets and a servery so we can welcome more people to our beautiful Grade II* listed Church.

These necessary roof repairs were identified as part of the building's most recent 'Quinquennial Inspection' by specialist surveyors and are needed asap. They will protect the fabric of the building from damage and decay caused by damp and water ingress. They will also protect interior fittings and several items of historic interest. At the same time toilets and a servery will be installed so we can better  meet the needs of the congregation and the local community.

Overall costs for the toilets and servery work (which must be carried out by heritage specialist contractors) is £191,042 exc VAT. We have already raised £95,940, approximately 50% of the net cost  and are in the process of raising the remaining funding from several charitable trusts and foundations. However, we may not be able to secure all of the outstanding funds of £95,102 and therefore we must continue fundraising.  VAT of £38,208 will be claimed from Listed Places of Worship legislation.

Farnworth Church has stood as a beacon in this area for over 800 years.  It is the oldest building still in regular use and its history is full of notable events and people who have passed through its doors. It proudly stands today due to the generosity and faithful maintenance by many benefactors through the centuries to the present day.

This appeal aims to bring our community together; to secure grants, to raise money to make up the shortfall and ensure that a historical asset is protected for years to come. But... most importantly... to have FUN as we do so!

For more information about the appeal, the activities we're planning and how you can help, visit R & R on our website.

This is your opportunity to help to preserve this important site and place for peace, prayer and heritage.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, you will be warmly welcomed as a member of the Friends of St Luke Farnworth. We do hope you will join us in this Appeal and be part of the future of this wonderful building.



Friends of St Luke Farnworth

Membership per annum

> Individual    £60

> Family    £90

> Schools    £60

> Corporate bodies  £100


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Friends of St Luke Farnworth, Sort Code 20 91 48

Account number 40101818

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Thank you for taking an interest in the future of St Luke’s Church.

For more information contact Project Manager Barry Horabin  Tel: 07471350957 or email



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