Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Church prays for Christmas miracle

[Excerpt from the Stockport Express - 6/12/06]

THE REVEREND of St Mary's in the Marketplace is hoping for a miracle to raise cash to save the church.
It is the 11th hour for the church, which needs to raise £42,000 by December 31 to secure an English Heritage grant to start major restoration work on this historic building and its tower.

Rev Roger Scoones said: "If this is raised then English Heritage will give us about £120,000 to start the first phase of the work. If we don't raise the money by this date then the deadline will be passed and we would have to re-apply and start the process all over again, which has taken over a year."

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