Interest in church work

Work is almost done at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Kirton.  Photo:  SG160713-151TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Work is almost done at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Kirton. Photo: SG160713-151TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

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Algarkirk and Kirton residents are taking a keen interest in £445,000 worth of repairs being made to both towns’ landmark churches.

Roof and stonework repairs to St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Kirton, are almost finished while workmen are on site in Algarkirk at the church also named after St Peter and St Paul.

Urgent roof work is under way at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Algarkirk. SG160713-163TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Urgent roof work is under way at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Algarkirk. SG160713-163TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Grants totalling £275,000 from the English Heritage Lottery Fund and money raised by church members have paid for the work on both Grade 1 listed churches which date back to the 12th century.

Rev Gary Morgan, vicar of both churches, said: “The work in Kirton has progressed really well because the lead on the church roof had to be replaced and some stonemasonry had to be done as well.

“We’re doing the work at Algarkirk in stages and repairing the roof to make it watertight is our first priority.

“English Heritage was very generous in giving us substantial grants for both churches, but we’ve also done some fundraising ourselves and applied to other grant-making bodies for money.

“The work has created a lot of interest and people have been asking us how things are going.”