[Excerpt and photo from a Stockport Express article, 10/1/07]
IN just under a month the Stockport community has raised £42,000 to save St Mary’s in the Marketplace.
And Reverend Roger Scoones would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped raise the cash.
The total amount that had to be raised by December 31 was £42,000 to secure an English Heritage grant to start major restoration work on this historic building and its tower. This work is now set to start later in the year.
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[On the downside, someone tried to break into the Heritage Centre. Fortunately, having climbed on to the roof getting very dirty with anti-vandal paint in the process, they realised it was not practical. The Trust property is untouched, but the church is going to have make repairs to the building.]