Church roof repair completed

PUBLISHED: 16:00 26 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

A £68,000 repair job of a Claverham church roof has been finished.

A £68,000 repair job of a Claverham church roof has been finished.

Parishioners flocked to St Barnabas Church on Saturday to view the work at the Well Lane building.

The refurbishment was completed thanks to kind-hearted members of the community, including Reverend Cathy Horder, who completed a 177-mile sponsored walk along Offa's Dyke.

An 18-inch think slab of plaster sparked the repair work when it fell from the roof in 2008 and was on display at the gathering.

The refurbishment included replacing tiles and rubbing down and repainting roof timbers.

The church is now hoping to raise a further £11,000 to pay for disabled toilets and a kitchenette.

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