Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Good news - we have saved the spire!

I have been keeping this story under my hat until the ArchDeacon gave me the nod to let you know, but together, we in the church and in the community have saved the church of St John the Divine, Holly Road, Fairfield -and the spire that everyone was so keen to keep.

And it is all thanks to the local congregation who had to dig deep to find the £25k shortfall that would save the spire themselves after Kensington Regeneration turned them down for a grant and the council wouldn't help.

It has been a funny old week - some you win and some you lose - but I always had a good feeling about this particular fight.

A great way to end the year, and takes a tiny fraction of the pain of Prescot Road and Drive away....

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