Members of March Rotary Club get St Mary’s Church renovation update

MEMBERS of March Rotary Club were given an update on the inspiring renovation work at St Mary’s Church during a special meeting.

Reverend Anthony Chandler told guests at March Conservative Club that the restoration work was running to schedule and it was estimated that the roof and windows would be in place by Christmas.

Rev Chandler praised Fenland District Council and the contractors for their contributions to St Mary’s accelerating rise from the ashes - after the 130-year-old church was devastated by fire in March 2010.

Over 8000 clamps are now in place to hold the scaffolding that supports the Grade II-listed building.

John Orbell, president of the Rotary Club, presented Rev Chandler and his wife Helen with a club donation for the restoration fund - with rebuilding estimates in the region of �2million.


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Members were joined at the meeting by regular visitors Roger Almond and Jonathan Martin from the Wisbech Club as well as special guest Stephan Sech from the ‘twin’ club in Halle, Westphalia, Germany.

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