Building of the Month May 2018: St Paul's Church, Truro needs help now

St Paul's (Grade II listed) dates from around 1848 and was extended in 1888 by John Dando Sedding, the noted Victorian church architect. His contribution to St Paul's was described by Pevsner as "Sedding at his best, ornate and dramatic". The composition was completed by the addition of the tower in 1910.

Today, St Paul's is suffering from some serious structural problems and is looking for a new owner to make the necessary investment to save it. Substantial work is needed to stabilise the tower and also to address movement in the eastern gable. In addition, the roof and rainwater goods are in need of repair/replacement and severe dry rot has been identified in the organ chamber.

A commanding presence in the local area, the church could make a distinctive and individual office or community centre.

The church is listed as a closed church available for sale on the Church of England website - click here for a link.  The contact details are as follows: Adrian Browning, Closed Churches Division, Church House, Crane Street, Salisbury, SP1 2QB. Tel.: 01722 438664.