News

Calling All Bell Ringers!

http://tugby.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/trim.mp4 Alan Rees writes: The call went out – Tugby church needs more bell ringers! The call was answered; In December half a dozen or so villagers met in the belfry to learn the new skill of campanology. The bell... read more

Tugby tower on BBC Radio Leicester

http://tugby.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Tugby-Tower-Interview-on-Radio-Leicester-17-12-16.mp3 BBC Radio Leicester‘s Ady Dayman visited Tugby recently to learn more about the £15,000 grant awarded to the Tower Project by the National Churches Trust (see... read more

Tugby featured in national newspaper

“A Leicestershire church that stood before the Norman Conquest … will enjoy a share of more than £500,000 distributed by National Churches Trust,” the national newspaper Church Times reported this week. The article (which, unfortunately, can only be... read more

Christmas funding boost for St Thomas Beckett

St Thomas Beckett, Tugby, on the Historic England ‘Heritage at Risk Register’, is set to benefit from a £596,000 rescue funding package from the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church repair and support charity. The church has been awarded a £15,000 National... read more

Tugby Tower Project News Update

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has assessed our Phase II application, which was submitted in September and we are now getting excited about the prospects of starting the project on 9th January. Once we get the formal go-ahead, our income for our urgent repairs is secured... read more

Bats in the Belfry

We have quite a special maternity colony of Natterers bats in our belfry. This species gives birth to their young from late June. To avoid a very costly bat mitigation process, which is required to protect the bats from harm and the risk of delaying the work until... read more

Christmas Tree Festival 2016

Watch a video of our wonderful Christmas Tree Festival in St Thomas Beckett Church this afternoon! Last opportunity to see these festive creations: tomorrow (Monday 28th) from 2pm to... read more