Illustration showing the front elevation of a restored Sheerness dockyard church

The Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust is working to repair and transform Dockyard Church, which stands at the entrance to the former Royal Dockyard on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. The church, which was badly damaged by fire in 2001, is an architectural masterpiece and one of the most important buildings at risk in the south east of England.

In 2017 the Dockyard church project was awarded a provisional £4.75m grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with £500,000 to develop a community-led project for transforming the building as a hub for business, arts and tourism that will help put Sheerness back on the map.

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To help secure our £4.75m Heritage Lottery Fund grant, we’re busy raising match funds from major funding bodies. Meanwhile, we need to raise funds to pay for the upkeep of the site and cover any legal and professional fees in relation to the bid. Small donations from generous individuals are helping cover the costs.

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The Dockyard Church project is well underway, including plans to bring one of the world’s largest architectural models back home to Sheerness.

Docks and fortifications at Sheerness left a lasting mark on British naval history, and shaped the character of a proud community.

As the Dockyard Church project progresses there will be lots of opportunities to get involved, from volunteering to spreading the word on social media.

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