The St. Mary’s Conservation Project has involved local schools, youth theatre and family activities, introducing many new visitors to the building. To ensure that schools and colleges, local people and tourists from across the world continue to benefit from all the church has to offer, St. Mary’s is creating a new Volunteer Co-ordinator role. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would enjoy contributing to their local community and developing established plans for a lively and friendly volunteer service.
St. Mary’s Church Lydiard Tregoze is one of Swindon’s finest historic buildings and an active church in the community. Standing just behind the mansion in Lydiard Park, it is a treasure trove of art and ornament which has attracted the admiration of antiquarians, poets, historians and artists over many centuries.
In 2018 the Grade 1 church embarked on a £1million project to conserve its most fragile medieval wallpaintings, decorative architectural features and 17th century family monuments. During 2019 much of the interior has been beautifully conserved with some exciting discoveries of hidden paintings and sculpture made along the way. Read more on the St. Mary’s Conservation Project