Special west Norfolk church in bid for extra funding
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A west Norfolk church whose unique medieval carvings are of national importance could get the extra funding needed to complete its roof restoration.
More government money will be available for the repair of church roofs from September, and the parochial church council at St Clement's Church in Outwell, near Downham Market, will put in a bid for £100,000.
Kate Jackson, chairman of the Friends of St Clement's Church fundraising group, said: 'We have already had work done on the church roof, thanks to £250,000 funding from English Heritage and the Lottery fund.
'Our big aim is to make the church more of a community centre for the village.'
South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss visited the church this week and is supporting the bid. She said: 'These carvings are of national interest. You can never be sure of getting funding, but they have a very clear case for it.'
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