Church tower appeal is re-launched

FUND-raisers in Barnstaple have re-launched an ambitious campaign to safeguard one of Barnstaple s most iconic landmarks. The Take on the Tower campaign was unveiled on Friday to raise the �120,000 still needed to make essential repairs to the town s hi

FUND-raisers in Barnstaple have re-launched an ambitious campaign to safeguard one of Barnstaple's most iconic landmarks.The "Take on the Tower" campaign was unveiled on Friday to raise the �120,000 still needed to make essential repairs to the town's highest building, the Holy Trinity church tower.The church's congregation has already raised around �160,000 following an appeal kick-started by the Gazette in January, 2006.But with an erosion time-bomb ticking, an urgent seven-month restoration project has had to start this week.The Grade Two Star Listed 38-metre-high building has dominated the Barnstaple skyline since being built in 1847.But it risked being abandoned and left to the mercy of the elements until church leaders decided to press ahead with the repairs.Donations can be sent to the church office, marked Tower Fund and made payable to Holy Trinity PCC. For more information about how to help, telephone (01271) 344321.


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