Several of Aldermaston Church’s medieval wall paintings will be conserved thanks to a grant from the Headley trust.
Extract from Church Care Quarterly Review from July 2014
… With grateful thanks to The Headley Trust, a grant of £60,000 will support work
to conserve the wall paintings in two historic churches.
The walls of St Mary, Aldermaston in Berkshire are scattered with medieval paintings
depicting amongst them the images of St Christopher, The Annunciation and
St Thomas of Beckett. The second church to benefit from the award is the
15th century church St Breaca in Breage, Cornwall. The church has fabulous wall
paintings which depict the figures of St Christopher, St Hilary, St Corentine and
St Ambrose. We can now commission surveys to inform the next stages.
- Full article: 2014ChurchCare_Update_quarterly_3_FINAL_web
- The Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisition Fund is part of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
- Church Care leads the Church of England’s husbandry of the thousands of churches
The wall paintings date from the earliest centuries of the churches existence (13th & 14th)