Worksop church roof destroyed by lead thieves restored after £45,000 repairs
A church roof destroyed by lead thieves has been repaired following a £45,000 restoration project.
The roof of St John the Evangelist Church in Carlton-in-Lindrick has been repaired thanks to an ambitious fundraising campaign.
Residents dug deep to help boost the fund after insurance money only covered a fraction of the cost.
A third of the lead was stolen from the Saxon building in 2018.
The repair works have now been completed and a new alarm system and cameras monitoring the church has been installed.
Church warden Richard Smith said: “We just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us raise enough money to make the repairs and be able to restore the building.
"We are looking forward to services returning to normal after lockdown restrictions are eased. We have been running services with limited numbers but it has been very different and people have really missed being able to sing hymns so we are looking forward to getting things back to normal in our newly restored church.”