Re-roofing Hyde Church Nov 2012

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undefinedParishioners at St George's, Hyde, are currently bubbling with enthusiasm as they continue raise funds to completely re-roof the church and improve rainwater dispersal with cast iron downspouts and gutters. Pictured is Vicar Jo Parker who has run a donate-a-slate scheme as part of the wider 160,000 re-roofing project. There have lots of other developments too

Following an offer of funding from English Heritage, the church has been awarded further grants of £1,750 from the All Churches Trust and £10,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

With almost £2,000 raised from fundraising and donations in less than four months, there is now over £130,000 in the coffers. The parish would like to thank all the people who have helped with clothes sales and concerts as well as the business world's philanthropists whio back the various grants-awarding organisations.

There is still quite a way to go with the fund-raising and grant applications but it is already possible to visualise the new blue slate roof that is so essential to Hyde’s skyline and to a dry congregation.

The grade II-listed church, which stands in Hyde town centre, was built in 1832. It was opened by an ancestor of Lord (Sebastian) Coe, chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games back in the summer.