What a difference two years makes: Bishop visits St Mary’s to mark 2nd anniversary of devastating fire

TWO years ago, the congregation of St Mary’s Church gathered to mourn the destruction of their historic building after the devastating arson attack.

However this year, on the anniversary of that first emotional service after the fire, the difference was clear for all to see.

On Sunday the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, gave thanks for all that had been achieved in the Westry church’s remarkable rise from the ashes.

It hadn’t all seemed possible when the Bishop of Huntingdon joined the congregation the first Sunday after the blaze to pray for God’s guidance in the difficult times ahead.

But as the bishop paid tribute to the new roof, windows and substantial repairs to the stonework, the church’s amazing journey of achievement had evidently been a huge success.

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However Jenny Webb, from the church, said: “Whilst much has been accomplished, there is still a great deal to be done.”

Tenders are being invited for the work on the interior on the of the buildng, which will hopefully be completed during 2013.

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