3:06pm Monday 11th March 2013
By Daniel Binns
A church has taken a step closer to paying off the cost of a recently completed £96,000 renovation.
St John's in Leytonstone High Road, a Grade II structure built in 1833, has been undergoing extensive refurbishments over the last decade.
Now the Friends of Essex Churches group has awarded it a grant of £10,000 towards the cost of plaster, stone and window repairs.
As a result, the total raised towards the works has topped £89,000 - with the church now needing to raise just £7,000 more to pay it all off.
Vicar Raymond Draper said: "The Friends of Essex Churches have helped us to restore a local landmark.
“We are enormously grateful to them - I am glad to commend their work supporting the restoration of churches and chapels in East London and Essex.”
Call Rev Draper on 020 8257 2792 if you would like to donate and for more information.
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