Writer Joanne backs church re­pairs fund

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

It is thought there has been a church on the site for around 1,000 years and parts of the cur­rent build­ing date back to the 15th cen­tury.

A square clock tower that reaches 70ft in height makes the church a land­mark.

Work is un­der way on re­pair­ing the church roof and dam­aged ma­sonry. A new stone pin­na­cle has been carved by stone­ma­sons.

Fundrais­ing com­mit­tee trea­surer Mrs Rita Cham­bers said the re­pair work and main­te­nance was an on­go­ing process.

All the work so far has been funded by money raised by the church with­out any grant aid.

Now Joanne Har­ris has agreed to stage a spe­cial per­for­mance of her #Sto­ry­time mu­si­cal storytelling show at the church on Fri­day, Novem­ber 2 at 7.30pm.

Mrs Cham­bers said: “We are very grate­ful to Joanne Har­ris for her sup­port. She lives in the vil­lage and, like us, sees the im­por­tance of car­ing for a grade I listed build­ing and pre­serv­ing it for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

“The roof has been com­pletely re­placed and then there’s the stained glass win­dows that need at­ten­tion, the big West win­dow in par­tic­u­lar. The list goes on.

“We can’t empty our cof­fers and must keep go­ing. We have to keep com­ing up with new fundrais­ing ideas.”

Joanne’s per­for­mance will be an evening of folk­lore, fairy­tale, magic and fan­tasy and the nar­ra­tive will be told with mu­sic and visual dis­play.

Tick­ets at £12 in­clude wine and are avail­able from Kirklees Box Of­fice on 01484 225755, Tea and Cake Cafe in Al­mond­bury or by ring­ing 01484 531812.

Work­men found two old cig­a­rette pack­ets – Pic­cadilly and Wild Wood­bine – dur­ing roof restora­tion work.

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