Help needed to save Seaton Church

PUBLISHED: 10:52 19 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:26 19 March 2014

Reverend Jeremy Trew and Sharon Bruce promoting the Easter Fair at St Gregory's church hall in Seaton. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mha 2806-12-14TI To order your copy of this picture go to www.midweekherald and click on myphotos24

Reverend Jeremy Trew and Sharon Bruce promoting the Easter Fair at St Gregory's church hall in Seaton. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mha 2806-12-14TI To order your copy of this picture go to www.midweekherald and click on myphotos24

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Friends of St Gregory’s launched to raise money for essential maintenance

Friends of St Gregory's church in Seaton held an open day on Saturday. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mha 2800-12-14TI To order your copy of this picture go to www.midweekherald and click on myphotos24 Friends of St Gregory's church in Seaton held an open day on Saturday. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mha 2800-12-14TI To order your copy of this picture go to www.midweekherald and click on myphotos24

A major new fundraising initiative was launched at the weekend to help ensure the future of Seaton’s historic parish church.

Rising maintenance costs have made it increasingly difficult to maintain the building, say worried officials.

The problems were highlighted during an open day on Saturday when the Friends of St Gregory’s Parish Church was launched.

Amongst the group’s fundraising initiatives is a ‘Sponsor a Stone’ scheme at £10 each.

“All funds raised will be used towards keeping this ancient building in sound repair and available for the use of our Community now, and for generations to come,” said spokeswoman Sharon Bruce, the deputy mayor.

St Gregory’s is hosting an Easter Fair on Saturday April 5.

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