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Kingswinford church people on the way to £11k path repair target
2:30pm Monday 7th January 2013 in News
MEMBERS of a Kingswinford church are on the way to an £11,000 target for the latest phase of a restoration scheme.
During the last five years St Mary's Church, which dates back to the twelfth century and is the oldest in Dudley borough, has undergone extensive upgrades including a £20,000 internal make-over.
Fundraisers are now turning their attention to the pathways in the churchyard which they say are in urgent need of repair.
The paths are used every day by hundreds of people either visiting the church and graves of loved ones or walking to Kingswinford park.
Church warden, Mary Thompson, said: "With over 30 weddings already booked in for 2013 we hope we can relay our pathways quickly, and thus get rid of the puddles that build up after a shower."
The Tarmac Appeal, which aims to raise £11,200, has already built solid foundations by collecting £2,000 from donations by church members at the festival of Christmas trees in December.
Church treasurer, Mary Penn, said: "Church members have given huge amounts of money to the restoration fund over recent years. In partnership with our friends in the local community we hope we can do this next job quickly."
Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact Mary Penn by calling 01384 270806.