St Sylvester’s Church Repair Project



On 17 June 2020 we were awarded a lottery grant to start restoring the Church, including cleaning the medieval pulpit (carved from a single piece of oak). We will also clear a few pews from the back of the Church, and install a toilet under the tower, to enable us to hold all the community events planned for the future. These will include more concerts, open days, bird and bat walks, a regular Mummers’ play and young people’s events.

Really important, we now have a car park funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Our partners in this project include the South Devon AONB, the South West Maritime Archaeological Group and the East Prawle History Society.

We shall be continuing to raise funds in support of the restoration. We would like to be able to reveal all the wall paintings and preserve them for the future.

Click the links below to the video created by Mark Bolton  and the presentation created by the PSC.

Chivelstone Church video for the Lottery meeting   Mark Bolton’s video: press the back arrow at the top left of the screen to return to this page.

Presentation for the Lottery Zoom meeting  Again press the back arrow at the top left of the screen to return to this page.

You can see the individual photographs of the damage existing to the church at Damage to the Church.

If you are interested in finding out more about the work the Project Steering Committee needed to create the Activity Plan please click here. For general information regarding the Development Phase of Round 2 of our grant please click here.



Ash Park Trio concert 22 August 2019