New path to St John's Church

PUBLISHED: 11:52 03 May 2007 | UPDATED: 22:46 28 May 2010

The church is now accessible to everyone

The church is now accessible to everyone

THE Mayor of March, Councillor Jan French, joined the congregation of one of the town s churches for the dedication service of a new footpath. More than £14,000 was raised by St John s Church to build the new path, which has been made level to ensure that

THE Mayor of March, Councillor Jan French, joined the congregation of one of the town's churches for the dedication service of a new footpath.

More than £14,000 was raised by St John's Church to build the new path, which has been made level to ensure that people with buggies and mobility scooters can gain access to the church much easier.

The Rev Stephen Taylor, vicar of St John's Church, said: "The original path had quite steep steps into the porch of the church and it caused a physical barrier to people with buggies and scooters.

"Already it has made a world of difference, not only to our congregation but to the community being able to get into the church to attend events such as weddings and funerals."

The dedication service came after about three years of fundraising, through a three-day flower show and various events including quiz nights, bingo nights and coffee mornings.

Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust also donated £2,500 through the WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Limited) landfill tax credit scheme.

Work on the path was completed earlier this year, with the footpath dedicated at Sunday's morning service.

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