Fair proved a grand effort

DELIGHTED organisers behind an appeal to restore a church say they have moved more than £1,000 closer to their target thanks to a Christmas fair.

Campaigners behind the Holy Trinity Church Wing and a Prayer restoration appeal held a fair last weekend and campaign spokesman Julie Cordiner said: “We raised a magnificent £1,080.”

But the money is just one small part of the funds needed for the £150,000 target to be met.

Campaigners have to reach the total by next March to achieve their ambition of restoring the church’s stonework which has suffered from the ravages of the weather and time.

The date is also important because it is the deadline for campaigners to achieve match-funding.

But the hard-working church team are doing their best to come up with numerous ways in which people can support their drive.

Julie said: “We have our choir concert tomorrow so the total is going up all the time.”

The concert will be held at the church from 7pm to 9.30pm. It combines both Christmas and non-seasonal music and refreshments will be served in the interval.

Tickets priced at £5 are available from the church.

A new book of fascinating stories about the history of the church is also now on sale.

It is called Portrait of a Seaside Parish and is written by Julie who is a parishioner.

It covers the history of Holy Trinity from the building of the church in 1831 onwards, and about the people who have connections to it.

It costs £10 and anyone wanting a copy should visit http://seatonchurch.org.uk/2012/06/16/hello-world/