At the halfway point of our campaign to breathe new life into the Island's Minster we are preparing to start on the next phase, Phase 5.
As many of our supporters will know, this is a long programme that has already seen the restoration of the Lady Chapel and Horsey Memorial Chapel, in addition to the cleaning and repairing of the Tower stonework with the refurbishment of the Clock faces and work on the roof. The final phase of exterior work will complete the stonework conservation and the repair of the fine stained glass windows.
We are also starting to look to the inside and the creation of a welcoming destination for a multitude of different audiences.
Plans have been drawn up for a series of simple internal changes that will create new spaces designed to attract larger numbers of Island visitors, as well as the local community.
As our work progresses, we are beginning to see the full community potential of the largest public building in Newport and to tell its 800 year story to new generations.
Completing the Exterior Renewal
Much has been achieved thanks to generous grants received in the past seven years from English Heritage, the Historic Churches Trust and from other benefactors on the Island. A final major effort is now vital to finish the job and to maintain the life and fabric of Newport Minster for generations to come
To complete the external Renewal programme
Sponsorship of £1 million, broken down into projects of £250,000 (full details available from the campaign office).
Every pound that you give to the Renewal Fund will speed completion and enable the Minster to make a real difference to the whole Island community.