Help save Holy Cross Church in Daventry

Holy Cross Church, Daventry.'Pictured is Canon Michael Webber, with Sue Jennens ( Lay Pastoral Minister ), Avril Kitson ( Secretary - PCC ), Peter Wagstaff ( Church Warden ) & Peter Kitson ( Church Warden )
Holy Cross Church, Daventry.'Pictured is Canon Michael Webber, with Sue Jennens ( Lay Pastoral Minister ), Avril Kitson ( Secretary - PCC ), Peter Wagstaff ( Church Warden ) & Peter Kitson ( Church Warden )
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THE DAVENTRY Express is today launching a campaign to help save a town church from the threat of closure.

The iconic Holy Cross Church needs to raise £129,000 by the end of the year for essential repair work which will cost around £320,000.

English Heritage has put the church on their ‘at risk’ list and offered a major grant of £197,000. But that is dependant on the church raising the rest of the cash. If the funds are not raised it may be forced to close.

The Holy Cross is a Grade I listed building and the only 18th-century town church in the diocese of Peterborough.

And today the Gusher is calling on the people of Daventry to get behind the massive fundraising effort to save what is one of the key landmarks in town.

For more on this story and to find out how to get involved in the campaign, see this week’s Daventry Express.