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Royal visit to east London churches
HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO has visited three east London churches which have been awarded significant grants by the National Churches Trust. The visits to St John on Bethnal Green, St John of Jerusalem, Hackney and Memorial Community Church, Plaistow took place as part of the National Churches Trust’s 60th anniversary year celebrations.
Our picture show The Duke of Gloucester and the Revd Andrew Wilson, Rector of St John of Jerusalem. More photos of the visit are on our flickr site .
Claire Walker, Chief Executive of the National Churches Trust said: “For 60 years we have been helping churches, chapels and meeting houses stay open. Since 1953 we have given over 12,000 grants and loans, worth £85 million at today’s prices, to fund urgent repairs and modernisation of places of worship throughout the United Kingdom.. We were honoured by the visit of HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO to three east London churches we have funded and were able to show him how our support is helping to secure their future.”
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