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You too could get involved and benefit from priority booking at Trust events – see Friends page
We are committed to safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults in all our activities.
A Very UnCivil War – illustrated talk by Rev. Canon William Burke – Friday 23rd March – 7.30 Details shortly
Garden safari returns on the 9th June 2018
Online shop now available – see below
 

Welcome

Welcome to the St Kyneburgha Building Preservation Trust.  A group of dedicated trustees has been charged with ensuring the preservation and upkeep of the fabric of our historic church building and its grounds and to raise awareness of the rich and varied history of this important site. The trustees are supported by an active committee which is responsible for organising events to raise money and involvement in the various projects which are in progress at any one time.  We also promote regular giving and welcome donations and legacies.

 

                                               


 

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Upcoming events for 2017

A Very UnCivil War – an illustrated talk

by Reverend Canon William Burke, 7.30 Friday 23rd March – doors open 7pm  at the Cedar Centre, Castor. Tickets £10 each including refreshments from Helen Jarvis on tickets@castorchurchtrust.co.uk . Proceeds to the St Kyneburgha Building Preservation Trust. William will be covering the little known but startling story of Castor, Ailsworth and Peterborough’s role in this 17th Century national horror story. 

Garden safari

Following the huge success of previous safaris, we shall be trotting round gardens with wine in hand on Saturday the 9th June. If you need further info or particularly wish your garden to be on the list, please contact hello@castorchurchtrust.co.uk

 

Projects

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We are proud of the restorations and developments which have been funded by the Trust. The rescue of the east window was our initial project. Since then there have been many others such as the re-roofing of the South Transept/Lady Chapel with new Collyweston slates.
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History

St Kyneburgha nave crossingThe church, with its unique dedication to St Kyneburgha, is according to Simon Jenkins in England’s Thousand Best Churches, ‘One of the finest Norman churches in England’.  Jenkins also places Castor, in the top 100 parish churches in England. Don’t be misled by Jenkins’ placing of Castor in Northamptonshire as it once was.  Since then it has resided in both Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire before settling in the unitary authority of Peterborough.
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WHO ARE WE?

St Kyneburgha Trustees and Committee 2013 Our Patron, Trustees and committee members accompanied by a fine wooden carving of St Kyneburgha.  Read More>

Friends

friends_logo_4 Launched on the 16th of January this year, Friends of St Kyneburgha Building Preservation Trust takes us into new territory, after 15 years of obtaining grants, raising money, managing projects and identifying ways of preserving and conserving the magnificent parish church at Castor. We benefit hugely from your loyalty to the cause – thank you. Now we are asking you if you would like to join our Friends’ Programme.
For more details click here or to sign up to regular giving form download Regular giving form or donate direct to –  St K B P T Sort code 20-67-37    Account No. 90986798

Contact Us

St Kyneburgha Building Preservation Trust,

c/o Benefice Office,
Cedar Centre,
Church Walk, Peterborough Road,
Castor, Peterborough PE5 7AX

email: hello@castorchurchtrust.co.uk
Tel: Antonia 01733 380551  or Richard 01733 380541
Donations: 01733 380597

Merchandise: sales@castorchurchtrust.co.uk

Safeguarding: We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. To read our safeguarding and equal opportunity policies go to > Who are we?