The Society urges the Church to redouble its efforts to find someone willing to take on the building rather than closing it and leaving it empty indefinitely
The Victorian Society today reveals that St Luke’s Church, Wolverhampton, is one of 2015’s Top Ten Most Endangered Victorian and Edwardian Buildings in England and Wales. The Society urges the Church to redouble its efforts to find someone willing to take on the building before formally closing it and leaving it empty indefinitely.
Inclusion in the Society's Top Ten often leads to national exposure and new interest in the buildings selected which can help save them. Griff Rhys Jones, Victorian Society Vice President, launching the Top Ten, said "These are buildings that need help, and we need your help."
Director of the Victorian Society, Christopher Costelloe, said: ‘We're grateful to everyone who nominated St Luke’s. Like all the buildings included in this year's Top Ten, St Luke’s is a listed building meaning that the Government has recognised its national importance. It deserves better than being closed and lying empty indefinitely. I urge the public to share the Top Ten list, and Griff’s message, to help raise awareness of these buildings and help them to find the investment they desperately need.’
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