Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Debt fears over medieval St Mary's Church, Rhuddlan

There are fears for the future of a 700-year-old Denbighshire church, a year after a £120,000 refurbishment.

St Mary's Church in Rhuddlan owes £13,500 to the diocese of St Asaph, and the debt is expected to rise to at least £20,000.

Priest-in-charge, the Reverend Peter Allsworth, said the church needed to almost quadruple its £173 weekly income to remain viable.

The Diocese of St Asaph said it had "no intention of seeing the church shut".

Click here to read this article from the BBC