The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0002 Wednesday, 3 January 2007
Date: Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Subject: Shakespeare's Church Crumbling
Wednesday 3rd January 2007
Shakespeare's church crumbling Jan 2 2007
THE STRATFORD church where William Shakespeare worshipped and is buried
urgently needs up to a million pounds worth of repairs.
The Holy Trinity Church attracts thousands of visitors annually but
needs the cash to stop the oldest church in the town from crumbling.
It dates back to the 13th century and was where Shakespeare was
baptised, where he worshipped with his family and where he lies buried
in the chancel.
Money is being raised urgently by the Friends of Shakespeare's Church
which will go towards repairing a number of parts of the building
including the tower and spire, the chancel roof, windows and stonework.
A spokesman said the restoration work was carried out in stages but
funding to make repairs to the whole church is thought to be around