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Chairman’s Report for AGM 2016

2017-01-19T20:06:15+00:00 January 19th, 2017|News|

Firstly thank you Lady Willoughby for hosting the Annual General Meeting and to those attending. As many of you will already know, due to ill health Peter Milnes has retired as Hon Secretary and Trustee of LCT.  We are most grateful to him for all he has done during his tenure to assist the Trust [...]


2017-05-23T10:23:33+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Past Events|

On 25th June 2016 Bishop Tim Ellis took a group of enthusiasts around four Georgian neo-classical churches, starting with the grandest and most magnificent ~ All Saints' in Gainsborough.  Bishop Tim explained the deliberate Georgian movement away from mediaeval gothic design to the classical, as a result of the industrial revolution and the rising literate population moving from the [...]


2017-05-23T10:23:36+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Past Events|

The Summer Party was held on the evening of Friday 17th June at Manthorpe Old Rectory on the outskirts of Grantham, by courtesy of the owner Mr. Peter Cochrane.  An illustrated talk was given by Cambridge historian, Professor Neil Kent, who spoke on the subject of "Russian churches and monasteries".  He gave a fascinating insight into [...]


2017-05-23T10:23:36+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Past Events|

JAZZ PARTY 2016 AT MOUSE HALL, CAYTHORPE Thanks to an invitation from the generous owner, Ben Lyte, the Trust was able to hold a fundraiser at short notice in Ben's magical garden in Caythorpe, on the afternoon of Saturday July 9th. There was jazz music provided by the Thom Whitworth Quartet, luxurious strawberry and cream teas, [...]


2016-08-02T18:01:12+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|News|

2016 has been a very successful year for events so far, with excellent attendances at the majority of them and positive feedback from those who did so. I am pleased to announce the appointment, at our AGM in March this year, of a new Trustee, the Reverend Michael Cartwright.  Michael served as Vicar of Market [...]


2017-05-23T10:23:36+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Past Events|

OPEN GARDENS 2016 We have had some excellent Open Garden events this year, which started with a Spring Bank Holiday opening of the grounds at Grimsthorpe Castle on 2nd May.  The weather was a little disappointing but did not deter some of you.  This was followed by Rauceby Hall on 15th May, where visitor numbers [...]


2017-05-23T10:23:36+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Past Events|

On the evening of 13th October 2016 those of us who attended the Autumn Party at Sleaford St Denys' church were treated to a wonderful evening's entertainment by historian Lesley Smith, who presented an enthralling and atmospheric monologue, in full costume, as Anne Boleyne.  She presented the tumultuous events of Anne's life from her own point [...]


2018-03-12T17:54:40+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Events, Feature of the Month, Ride & Stride|

BIKE RIDE AND STRIDE 2017 Thank you to everyone who was involved in 2017's Bike Ride and Stride ~ whether you were helping to organise the event, manning your church, or persuading others to take part, taking part yourself or even just sponsoring someone.  The event raised £23,756 last year, with half of the amount [...]


2017-05-23T10:23:37+00:00 June 6th, 2016|News|

At our AGM in March 2016 our Grants Secretary, Jeffrey Couzens, reported that since the last Trustees' meeting Scopwick Church had been awarded a grant which had enabled them to complete roofing repairs and thus enable them to press on with proposals for re-ordering to provide a toilet, meeting room, access ramp and servery.Ingoldsby Church [...]