A £250,000 appeal has been launched to repair the crumbling roof at St Mary Magdalene Church in South Molton.The 15th century Grade 1 listed parish church has been placed in the highest risk category of Historic Englands Heritage at Risk Register. According to the building conservationists, the church is at immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric. Stonework has started to decay and the south aisle roof is in bad condition, with water ingress causing damage since 2014. The church hopes to apply for grant funding but will need to find much of the money itself. It has launched the Protect appeal to make repairs and other improvements, including a toilet, and catering facilities. Church warden Bob Redwood said small scale remedial work could not resolve the underlying problems. We simply do not have the sort of money available that this work will involve, he said. The target sum is considerable but we are confident that the building has a special place in the hearts and minds of many people, and that they will not wish to see it deteriorate to a point where access is no longer possible. It is clearly still important in local peoples lives, evidenced by the demand for baptisms, weddings and funerals. The church is asking people what changes theyd like to see made to the building in the future. To find out how you can help, click here.