Dedication Festival Service, 2019

Sunday 30th June 2019

On Sunday 30th June, a wonderful Service was held to celebrate the completion of work to the roof to replace the lead stolen by thieves in 2017; this being replaced with terne-coated stainless steel.

The work was made possible by a substantial grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and support from other grant bodies, fund raising and generous donations by friends, both local and further afield.

Poster for the Dedication Service June 2019
St Peter’s Festival Dedication Service Poster – June 2019

This Service also saw the launch of our Heritage Community Project, called ‘Saving and Celebrating our Heritage’ as part of the HLF stipulation for obtaining their grant.

The Service was conducted by the Revd. Martin Hathaway who has been a longstanding member of our visiting clergy team and a great friend to all of us at St Peter’s.

Villagers and invited guests were treated to a memorable time and to quote one attendee “Yesterday combined, I felt, the dignity of worship with the informality of a celebrating Church, glad to be there”.

This was followed by refreshments and socialising. The service was a wonderful way to mark the end of a long period of work following the lead thefts but celebrate the future knowing that we can resume work in a dry church, welcoming visitors and friends alike.

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