PARTNERS TAKE LEAD ON LEAD
More than 70 Norfolk churches have had the lead on their roofs protected by an innovative ‘Roof Alarm Scheme’ launched just a year ago.
Over £250,000 was raised through a partnership between the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James; Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, Lorne Green; Allchurches Trust; the Norfolk Churches Trust and the Round Tower Churches Society.
The initial hope was to install 50 alarms on church buildings. However, through generous public donations over 70 alarms have been installed on churches across the county.
The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James said: “We estimate that if lead had been stolen from all the churches that your generous donations have been able to protect it would have cost around £2.5 million.
“We hope that we can continue to install more alarms on churches so that we can protect these wonderful community spaces for people now and in the future.”