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In pictures: Heritage churches

Clayton and Apse Mural, St. James' Church in Morpeth, Northumberland

The Heritage Lottery Fund is celebrating 12 years of funding for religious buildings and monuments, which has seen an investment of 392m restore more than 2,600 places.

Lincoln Cathedral

The medieval Lincoln Cathedral is one building to benefit from grants, receiving 440,000 from the fund.

Proposed new entrance pavilion to St Martin-in-the-Fields

Some 15.25m from Heritage Lottery Funding is going towards refurbishing St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

The Audley Chapel, at Hereford Cathedral

The Audley Chapel at Hereford Cathedral has undergone extensive conservation work.

St. George's Church, London

St. George's Church in central London was restored with a 2.8m grant.

St Botolph's Church in London

The 18th-century organ of St Botolph's Church in London was restored to historical accuracy, with a 261,000 grant.

Anne's Cathedral in Belfast

St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast also benefited from a 1.6m grant. The fund has confirmed its grants for places of worship will remain a priority for the future.






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