A fundraiser has been launched for repairs to St Laurence Church in Ramsgate after thieves stole lead from the roof.
The fabric of the Grade 1 listed building is now being damaged by water leaks. The damage is exacerbated by a broken boiler meaning the building is currently unheated. Due to the leaks and cold some church services and events are having to be held in the church hall.
Undeterred by the setback, the congregation is raising money to repairing the building, which is the oldest church in the area.
To launch their campaign, the church has teamed up with the Sarah Thorne Theatre www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk to invite Merry Opera www.merryopera.com to perform their widely acclaimed staged production of Handel’s Messiah in the church hall on Saturday, November 23 at 6pm, or if temporary heating can be arranged, then inside the church itself.
Tickets are £18 each and are available from the Church Office (cash only) or online from www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk