Surprise legacy supports care for RT churches

A surprise legacy of £5,000 to support the work of the Society has been warmly welcomed.

The late Diana Woodfield and her husband, Philip had spent many happy hours visiting churches especially in Norfolk.

She told her family of her wish to leave a legacy to help round tower churches. Following her death aged 87, the Society has received £5,000 for the vital work of “caring for these beautiful historic buildings.”

Her daughter Emily Rothwell, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, wrote “regarding a gift that we as a family wish to make to the Round Tower Churches Society in memory of our dearly beloved parents, Diana and Philip Woodfield, who died on February 7, 2020 aged 87, and September 2000 respectively.

“Both of our parents had a lifelong love of churches and also a deep affection for the county of Norfolk, where our grandparents lived in the villages of Letheringsett.

“Mum and Dad spent many happy hours visiting churches and their surroundings especially in Norfolk and loved the beauty and tranquillity they found there.

“We hope this contribution will in some way help you to continue with the vital work you do caring for these beautiful and precious historic buildings.”

Kind regards

Emily Rothwell

and family.