Ambitious bid to stop church crumbling

David Singleton pic of parish church

David Singleton pic of parish church

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AN AMBITIOUS £150,000 fundraising appeal to restore crumbling parts of Hucknall Parish Church will kick off with a charity concert next month.

An architectural assessment and inspection of the historic building on Market Place has revealed cracks in the church tower.

Several buttresses require repairs and some of the sandstone brickwork is in need of attention.

Now a restoration fund has been set up and leaders at the church hope to raise enough cash to carry out the work before the church becomes unsafe.

As part of the scheme, they also want to renovate the prominent clock face on the tower.

A series of events is being lined up to boost the appeal, the first of which will be a performance by the Nottingham-based Bluecoat Singers.

The concert, which is entitled ‘Music For A May Evening’, will be staged at the parish church on Saturday May 14 (7.30 pm).

Tickets can be bought on the door or in advance by contacting organiser Pat Rose on 0115 9527303.

Any individuals or businesses who would like to back the restoration appeal can get in touch with church members through e-mail via the website www.hucknall-parish-church.org.uk/.

OUR PHOTO shows a snow-covered parish church during last winter, captured by Dispatch reader DAVID SINGLETON, of Yorke Street, Hucknall.