£20,000 windfall will help repair ancient Hexton church’s roof
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Hexton’s parish church is to get a share of a £607,000 charity payout.
The National Churches Trust award has singled out 36 churches, including St Faith’s in the centre of the village, to receive funding for preservation work.
The Grade II* listed church is on the ‘heritage at risk’ list but the £20,000 award will help pay for urgent repairs to the roof and rainwater disposal systems.
The building, which is now used as a community centre as well as a church, dates from the 13th century but parts may be even older.
It hosts playgroup sessions, village events and activities involving the school next door and is also the venue for monthly farmers` market.
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The trust has given grants to more than 10,000 places of workship since it was set up in 1953.
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