Church appeals for public feedback to aid £300,000 refurbishment application

St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft. photo: Nick Butcher.

St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft. photo: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

A Grade I listed Lowestoft church is in need of urgent repairs costing more than £300,000.

St Margaret's Church, in Hollingsworth Road, has a failing heating system and leaking windows which could devastate the 750-year-old building.

A 'Heritage Coffee and Cake' morning is being held at 10am on Saturday, April 7, in the Church Centre off Hollingsworth Road.

Church warden Pam Shaw said: 'We are preparing an application under the Heritage Lottery Grant scheme.

'This requires us to put forward plans for sharing our heritage with the community - having first consulted with them and obtained their input.'

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The church applied to the Lottery under the 'Places for Worship' scheme last year.

However, the Lottery initiative was discontinued - leaving the scheme oversubscribed with applications.

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Saturday's event will provide the public the opportunity to decide which heritage activities should be included on the application and help save the vital community asset.

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