Newly Restored Brighton Unitarian Church Portico Unveiled

BUCExteriorAs the repair of Brighton Unitarian Church’s portico nears completion, the scaffolding has this week come down, revealing the newly restored façade. 

The much-loved landmark designed by local architect Amon Henry Wilds is now uncovered and once again visible amongst its neighbours the Corn Exchange, Theatre Royal and the Royal Pavilion.

Marion Bance, Venue Manager, says “after months of hard work, we are very pleased to be unveiling the façade in all its glory, with just a few finishing touches to make. Once again, this creative space in the heart of Brighton can be enjoyed by all the community.”

Earlier this year it was found that the church’s iconic Greek classical pillars were under threat of collapse and it was placed on the Historic England “at risk” register. Churchgoers and members of the community kicked into action with a fundraising campaign and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant was secured.

Unfortunately, experts later discovered further damage which significantly increased the repair bill. Despite the building works nearing completion, Marion says: “we still have a way to go to raise the funds required to pay the full and final bills and are very appreciative of any further help to achieve this.”

Donations will be gratefully received and can be made via Brighton Unitarian’sJustGiving page hereor you can send a cheque made payable to “Brighton Unitarian Church”, to BUC, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF or make a bank transfer to CAF Bank, Account Holder – Brighton Unitarian Church, Sort Code – 40 52 40, Account – 00070298.

For more information, go to: http://www.brightonunitarian.org.uk