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​​​​​​​​ ​Renewal and New Life​​
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While Phase 5 of the renewal campaign is ongoing we are also working on fundraising to complete the exterior restoration and interior re-ordering of the nave to provide a flexible space more suitable for events and services in the 21st century.

We hope to:

​- create a cultural hub with new refectory and retail space

- displays of heritage links of the history of the Crown and Church with treasures in the care of the Minster

- space for temporary exhibitions throughout the year

- an historic sanctuary in the Princess Elizabeth chapel as a place for quiet reflecti​on and prayer.​

If you would like to support this work please click on the link below which will take you to our Just Giving page.



​ Phase 5 of the restoration - January - May 2017
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The splendid East Window will be completely restored over the next few months together with the rest of the east side of the church and the south east corner. All the stonework, roofs and windows in this part of the church will be cleaned and repaired during this work.

In addition a welcome area will be created inside the main west door fo the church.

We are very grateful for funding from the following organisations:

from the following organisations:

The Heritage Lottery Fund

The National Churches Trust

The Garfield Weston Foundation

The Allchurches Trust

The Hampshire and Islands Historic Churches Trust

The Masons

We are also very grateful to everyone who has supported this campaign and to the Friends of Newport Minster who assisted with the fundraising.

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​​Renewal ​Campaign​​​​​​​

new clock 500.jpgAt 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. ​

​​Donate to the Renewal campaign​

To make a donation please click the link below. You do not need a Paypal account, most credit and debit cards are also accepted. 

Other ways to donate to the ​​Renewal Campaign

Donate regularly

To set up a Direct Debit to donate monthly or annually please contact the Campaign Officer for a form or use the Just Giving button below

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Fundraise for us

Help fundraise by taking part in a sponsored event, runing a coffee morning etc.

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If you pay tax the Friends can recover an extra 25% of your gift from the government. To find out more contact the Campaign Manager.


​​The Friends of Newport Minster​​​​​

Registered Charity No: 1133165

Would you like to be part of the community involved in the Renewal campaign?

Why not consider becoming a Friend?

The Friends of Newport Minster​ is a charity (Charity No 1133165​) which raises funds for the Renewal Campaign and works to futher the Renewal of the Minster in all areas of its ministry. ​

Friends help in a number of ways -

  • - Helping to run events

  • - Spreading the word

  • - Attending events and services

  • - Donating to the Renewal campaign​

Anyone is welcome to become a friend; the amount of time and money you give is up to you.

​As a Friend you will receive regular updates about the Renewal Campaign and all major events at Newport Minster. You will be eligible to attend the Annual General Meeting of Trustees and contribute ideas, help and other resources to make Newport Minster a place of Renewal and New Life.

Subscription rates:

Individual             £15.00 per annum

Couple                 £25.00 per annum

Join the Friends of Newport Minster​​

To join the Friends of Newport Minster click on the button below  (you do not need a Paypal account to buy a subscription, most credit and debit cards are accepted) -​​

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To read the latest Friends Newsletter please see below.