Bishop Julian leads service celebrating the reopening of the church after the completion of the renovation & Knitting Bombing around the church grounds.
St Michael & All Angels Church in Croston reopened with a “Celebration Weekend” on 25th and 26th November 2017 on the completion of a scheme of major repairs to the roof and floors of this historic parish church. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project set out to eradicate death watch beetle that had badly affected roof timbers and replace damaged & compromised timber in the roof and floors throughout the church. Work started on 5th June and was completed by 17th November 2017.
As people approached the church down Church Street they were greeted with items knitted by people from all over the village before entering the church to check out all the alterations to make the church more accessible for people with mobility issues and dedicated areas for children. Though there was extensive restoration work to the roof and floor there’s very little to see but there is a display showing photographs of some of the work carried out.
The weekend closed with a service of celebration led by Bishop Julian.
During the service the Church Wardens spoke about the vital support of the Heritage Lottery and thanked everyone who was involved in the restoration work they also thanked everyone for their support in raising the funds necessary to cover our share of the cost and their patience during the period the church was closed.