Gorleston Baptist Church damaged by Storm Doris seeking £200,000 for building work

Storm Doris has damaged part of the Gorleston Baptist Church roof.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Storm Doris has damaged part of the Gorleston Baptist Church roof. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A sale is being held to restore a church building that had its roof blown off by a powerful storm.

Storm Doris has damaged part of the Gorleston Baptist Church roof.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Storm Doris has damaged part of the Gorleston Baptist Church roof. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

In February, Storm Doris swept in and ripped the roof off Gorleston Baptist Church while volunteers were preparing for a food bank session.

They were an hour away from handing out food to those who needed it, with up to 70 people expected to attend.

Now, church officials are hoping to raise around £200,000 to refurbish the damaged building.

MORE: Church roof blown off Gorleston Baptist Church by strong gust as Storm Doris takes holdDeacon at Gorleston Baptist Church, Veronica Baldwin, said they want to make it a community outreach building and 'start from scratch'.

She added: 'It's not fit for people to use at the moment – this has got to be done.'

They are also applying for funding bids to help pay.

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The sale is being held on Saturday, June 10 at 10am, on the grass in front of the building in Lowestoft Road.

There will be various items for sale, including crockery.

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