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A steering group of local volunteers will carry out this work, liaising with the PCC, which will have responsibility for all statutory and ecclesiastical permissions for capital works, with advice and support from the Church Buildings Department, Lincoln Diocese. The steering group will be responsible, with assistance from the Diocese, for appointing a lead consultant, architect and outreach worker.


Peter de Voil (PCC Treasurer and Project Coordinator)

Peter is a retired headmaster with significant involvement in project management and development. He will lead the project and coordinate activities, following the guidelines of the Heritage Lottery Fund and liaising with the Church Development Officer, the Diocesan Advisory Council and other interested bodies.

Simon Jowitt (PCC member and former Church Warden)

Simon has a deep interest in the history of the church and its link with the Newton family. Simon will advise on the history of the church building and its development since Saxon times. He is also working with the Project Coordinator to realise the vision for the project.

Peter Smith (Church Warden) Peter is familiar with the structure and function of the church. He will commission reports and advise on the work needed to meet the recommendations of the Quinquennial Inspection Report, then on the further work involved in the reordering of the church and the creation of new facilities.

Annie Samuel (artist) and Sally Coulter (illustrator)

Annie and Sally will advise on the artistic heritage of the church. Annie has designed the logo for the website and Sally had provided illustrations for the church trail sponsored by NADFAS. Annie will also advise on the new commemorative stained-glass window.

Margaret Winn (Conservation Manager at Woolsthorpe Manor) and Ann Blackett (Business Support Manager at Woolsthorpe Manor)

Margaret and Ann provide a link and liaison with the National Trust at Woolsthorpe Manor and are leading members of the small team researching science and faith in Isaac Newton’s life and work for the new Newton learning centre in the church. Both are passionate about protecting our heritage. Margaret is our link with the Village Archive Group and Ann will advise on the new commemorative stained-glass window.

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