Medieval Denton church undergoes £350,000 renovation

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St.Lawrence's Church at the junction of Town Lane and Stockport Road in Denton has undergone a major £350,000 facelift. The church is one of only 29 medieval timber framed chapels and churches left in England and Wales.

The whole project has taken over a year to complete with historical features being restored to their original condition. The revamp has also seen the opening of a Community Room and the installation of state of the art underfloor heating. A time capsule was also buried under the church floor during the refurbishments.

Curator Sheila Cant said "we've been preparing for this project for years and had to do a lot of fundraising aswell as obtaining a grant for over £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund".

Around 150 parishioners gathered at a recent dedication service led by the Bishop of Middleton, Mark davies. Tameside Mayor Cllr.Joe Kitchen and Denton MP  Andrew Gwynne were also in attendance.

 

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