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The Society for the Preservation of Ancient Churches

 

Welcome to the site for the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Churches. Historic buildings are part of the heritage of Britain and of other countries. Many ancient churches are a living testimony to the continuity of the old values inherent in their origins and their place in today's communities.

The Society was established in August 2000 to enable American individuals to contribute to the preservation and restoration of historic churches in Britain and in other parts of the world.

Its principal project has been to support the restoration of the Parish Church of Saint George the Martyr in Great Bromley, Essex, Britain. In particular, the Society has raised money from American donors to fund grants to repair the church’s rare double hammer-beam ceiling built in 1500.

The church's repaired double hammer-beam ceiling was re-dedicated in April, 2005.

The Society’s success in fundraising to support this project was matched by its success in reconnecting members of the Stone family personally with those who today live in the village and attend St. George’s.

Even with the double hammer-beam ceiling now repaired, many members of the family have continued to support the Society’s efforts.
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