MAJOR repairs have been completed at St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Lillington.
The £200,000 project included re-tiling every roof slope, restructuring all the gutters, and internal decoration. Two missing crosses, matching the originals seen in old photographs have also been replaced on the apex of two gables.
The repairs took eight months to complete and were mainly funded by the government and other grants, and also £13,000 given by local church-goers during a gift day.
The whole project – from the original grant bids to the departure of the construction company – was masterminded by a former churchwarden John Butler, with the help of other church members.
The Bishop of Warwick John Stroyan was leading services at the church on Sunday October 29 when the completion of the project was announced.
St Mary Magdalene’s Church is currently without a vicar, following the departure of the Rev Charlotte Gale at the end of June. The appointment of a new vicar is not expected until the New Year.