In order to commemorate John Coales,
our Founder, a silver chalice has been made
bearing the Foundation’s achievement of arms together with an inscription:
‘Remember before God – John Coales –
Founder of the Francis Coales Foundation.’
The Chalice was made by Barry Whitmond
at Burghley House, Stamford (Linconshire).
The Chalice is awarded annually to the parish/applicant who, in the opinion of the
Trustees, has successfully completed
a restoration/repair project that has met
the Foundation’s criteria for Grant Aid.
The chalice is intended for use in celebration
of the Holy Communion.
The Chalice has been awarded to:
2012 – Cockayne Hatley (Bedfordshire)
2013 – Stewkley (Buckinghamshire)
2014 – Helmdon (Northamptonshire)
2015 – Cranfield (Bedfordshire)
2016 – Lathbury (Buckinghamshire)
2017 – Wallington (Hertfordshire)
The Foundation defrays the cost of providing
a buffet lunch to celebrate the occasion recognising the generous involvement of congregations, donors and many Friends in fund raising for the repair
and restoration of their respective church buildings.