A Renewal Project for the Church and Community of East Harptree
Project Newton is a community-led project which will allow local people and visitors better to appreciate the special features, surrounding environment and heritage of St Laurence Church, East Harptree.
The project will deliver urgent repairs needed to the tower, bells, Chancel, wall paintings, Newton Monument (after which the project is named), and stained glass of the church. It will also involve improvements to the flora and fauna in the churchyard and provide opportunities to get involved, learn about, enjoy and care for the heritage and environment in and around the church.
It will deliver opportunities for increased engagement across our community, including safe use of the church building by East Harptree C of E Primary School and other local organisations. It will safeguard this magnificent building for future generations and bring alive the heritage of East Harptree and the environment around it. The project is also being used to engage with and provide learning opportunities for disadvantaged young people in south Bristol.