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Church appeals for public feedback to aid £300,000 refurbishment application

PUBLISHED: 15:56 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:56 05 April 2018

St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft. photo: Nick Butcher.

St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft. photo: Nick Butcher.

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A Grade I listed Lowestoft church is in need of urgent repairs costing more than £300,000.

St Margaret’s Church, in Hollingsworth Road, has a failing heating system and leaking windows which could devastate the 750-year-old building.

A ‘Heritage Coffee and Cake’ morning is being held at 10am on Saturday, April 7, in the Church Centre off Hollingsworth Road.

Church warden Pam Shaw said: “We are preparing an application under the Heritage Lottery Grant scheme.

“This requires us to put forward plans for sharing our heritage with the community - having first consulted with them and obtained their input.”

The church applied to the Lottery under the ‘Places for Worship’ scheme last year.

However, the Lottery initiative was discontinued - leaving the scheme oversubscribed with applications.

Saturday’s event will provide the public the opportunity to decide which heritage activities should be included on the application and help save the vital community asset.

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