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Concert to celebrate Holbeach church's refurbishment

A church which has undergone more than £80,000 worth of building work will be hosting its first concert in 18 months.

Members of All Saints Church in Holbeach are looking forward to welcoming back audiences when world renowned organist Daniel Moult performs in October.

Over the last lockdown, scaffolding had been in place around the building as contractors
repaired the masonry on the tower.

All Saints Church, Holbeach
All Saints Church, Holbeach

But the church needs a further £40,000 to repair the western window.

One of the church wardens, Mick Boylan, said: “It is wonderful to have people back in the church and really nice to have the scaffolding down.”

The church had received a grant of around £55,000 from the Government’s Cultural Recovery fund which helped to complete the work on the tower.

Mr Boylan said: “There is a lot of work to be done on the Western Window as it has become distorted.

“The glass has become distorted with cracks and holes in it. I think some of the holes were from air riffles. But it has not happened for a long time. Those have been there for many years.”

And it is not just the church building that has undergone some refurbishment.

The Choir Organ has undergone a £30,000 restoration, which was funded by Clifford Godfrey in memory of his wife Iris.

This organ, which was built by Alfred Kirkland in 1886 and rebuilt by John Compton in 1950, had been redundant for many years due to a problem with the valves.

Repairs were completed in 2019 and now this will be celebrated on Saturday, October 9, at 4pm when Daniel will perform works by Mozart, Bach and Handel.

Tickets cost £10, plus a booking fee, and there are a limited number of enhanced tickets available. Go to https://allsaintsholbeach.org.uk/concert/

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