Church’s thanksgiving for cash

Holy Cross Church, Daventry.'Pictured are Canon Michael Webber and Peter Wagstaff  '( Church Warden )
Holy Cross Church, Daventry.'Pictured are Canon Michael Webber and Peter Wagstaff '( Church Warden )
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A SERVICE of thanksgiving will be taking place at Holy Cross Church in Daventry to reward people for their efforts in raising funds for vital repairs.

The service is to say thank you to all of the people in Daventry who have helped to save the church after a campaign by the local community, supported by the Gusher.

An estimated £320,000 was raised for the repair work which was able to start following an anonymous donation of £50,000.

The thanksgiving service will start at 4pm on Sunday, October 20, and will be attended by the Bishop of Peterborough, the Rt Rev Donald Allister.

Churchwarden Peter Wagstaff said: “This is a service designed for the people who have helped us in our bid to keep the church open.

“The repairs would not have happened if it wasn’t for these people, so it is open to people who have helped us and for those who want to see the repairs to the church.

“I would like to thank the Gusher for its support because many people said they read your story in the paper. The people of Daventry gave very generously and I’d like to thank them too.”

Tea and light refreshments will be served.