Villagers have raised £155,000 to restore their community church to it’s former glory. The 900 year old St Bridget’s Church in Chelvey, North Somerset, required the money to restorate the church and install a new heating system. It took them a long 8 years to do so, but they managed it.

Church warden Tony Stirratt was overwhelmed with the effort of the fundraisers, as well as the generosity of people donating, and of course with the help from the Diocese in way of a church heating grant which has allowed for the work to finally start.

The fundraising has been so successful, that they even had some money left over! This has been used to improve the church’s facilities. This amongst other work such as solar panel installations and structural work, means that the church will continue to thrive for many more years to come.

The local community have shown how much they care for their church, and thanks to their fundraising efforts, worshipers can enjoy it for many more generations to come.