Help called for to save historic church

Help called for to save historic church

Help called for to save historic church

First published in Harwich and Manningtree News by , Chief Reporter

IDEAS are being called for to help save a historic church from closure and possible demolition.

Tony Colbourne, Tendring councillor for Ramsey and Parkeston, is hoping someone will come forward with a plan to either keep St Paul’s Church open or find an alternative use for the building.

It is a year since it was announced that the Makins Road church would have to close due to an estimated £200,000 roof repair bill.

Vandalism and lead theft left the 99-year-old building in a poor state of repair, which the church committee cannot afford to fix.

The diocese is currently in consultation about closing it down as a place of worship.

Mr Colbourne said: “It’s a beautiful church inside and it’s full of history.

“It would be such a pity to lose it.”

“It would be good if people could come up with ideas for how to use it.

“I am hoping someone will come forward to help.”

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3:38pm Thu 28 Feb 13

bloke down the pub says...

Im sure the local bossiness's would chip in to save this church. There enough multi million firms with in 500m of this church. Time to put something back to the community.
Im sure the local bossiness's would chip in to save this church. There enough multi million firms with in 500m of this church. Time to put something back to the community. bloke down the pub
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9:12pm Tue 5 Mar 13

multitasker says...

Ha ha the Church asking for money, doesnt the church lot own more land and property in the country than anyone else
Ha ha the Church asking for money, doesnt the church lot own more land and property in the country than anyone else multitasker
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