For everyone who sees Marston Church as a place to visit, a place to see as their parish church or simply a place that represents history in our countryside, much is planned for the coming year. The wall was in much need of repair, after ingress and damage from ivy and the weather. The lottery has assisted us with the ongoing repair.
Next, daylight shone forth between the window panels of the south facing stained glass windows. Today, 12th January, sections of the windows have to be removed for restoration to save them from any more wind damage.
Coming soon will be the biggest project, to replace the roof. A grant has been awarded which will make a start to the huge cost. As you know we are a Grade 1 listed building and there are not many around, so we want to look after this lovely building for future generations.
So to the purpose of the church. I think that was made clear for all those who attended the Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve. Church is personal. Needs change as do the seasons. Please do not think that it is not for you, when the Church repairs have been done, do please come and you will be made to feel most welcome.
The Church will be closed from the middle of February until the middle of May to enable the restoration works to take place.