Saint Francis Church and Monastery, Gorton in Manchester was Watch Listed in 1998 an 2000. This spurred a monumental restoration endeavor with extraordinary results. In this brief video, World Monuments Fund Britain's speak with the woman who spearheaded the effort.
The Church and Friary of St Francis at Gorton, Manchester, designed by Edward Pugin, were completed in 1872 and from early days were known as Gorton Monastery. The Church is recognised as one of the finest examples of High Victorian Gothic architecture in the UK, reflected in its Grade II* listing.