A new documentary film produced for Two Churches One Town reveals how the town’s historic Minster and St Mary’s could be in danger of closing despite their national significance and international reputation.
The half-hour film documents how a further £15 million is still needed from independent sources or the crumbling fabric of these ancient buildings could see them closed on safety grounds before the end of the decade. This situation of one town having two such significant churches is thought to be unique in the country.
Breathtaking ultra high definition footage illustrates the unique beauty of these two buildings that represent thirteen centuries of British history and herirage. Trustees and local historians describe the unique features that define these local legacies while raising real concerns about their future preservation.
It’s hoped that this powerful new film will help the Two Churches One Town charity convey the value and urgency of financial support to major sources of funding from specialist organisations, trusts, foundations and philanthropists, not only in the UK but also overseas.