Windows of opportunity for church annexe in Trusthorpe

Many local dignitaries, residents and church goers were present at St Peter's Annexe during Friday's grand new
Many local dignitaries, residents and church goers were present at St Peter's Annexe during Friday's grand new

A new opportunity has been flung open for St Peter’s Church Annexe after new windows have given the building a fresh lease of life.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of St Peter’s Community Church Annexe in Trusthorpe and the celebrations began on Friday with the grand unveiling of the nine newly installed windows.

Fundraising efforts have been on-going for the last two years and the annexe committee were delighted when Alford Windows, who completed work on the building, were able to knock £1,000 off their £3,000 costing for the windows, which will now go towards a new door.

County Coun Anne Reynolds was invited to cut the ceremonial ribbon, welcoming residents, church goers and local dignitaries back into the annexe, all fitted with the new windows.

Anne said: “Diana and her very hardworking team have managed to raise the funds needed for these new windows to be put in place which brings the building a new lease of life, which is at the heart of the community and remains to be a benefit for everyone.”

Director of Alford Windows, Colin Rollason added: “The annexe committee have done a fantastic job and we decided it would be great to give something back to the community. Now they have reached their goal and with giving them a reduction of £1,000 off the final bill, it gives them something back which can be used for other beneficial things.”

Diana Povah, Deanery Synod Representative and Annexe Co-ordinator, said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for being here at the unveiling of the annexe’s new windows and to all those in Trusthorpe and the surrounding villages for their support during the last year.

“But now we are pleased to announce that we have received a grant from East Lindsey District Council for a further £7,000, which will be spent on improvements and renovation of the Annexe.”

Hopefully much of the work will be completed for September 13/14 when the main celebrations will be held over Heritage Weekend.

A list of all the upcoming events to be held in celebration of the 50th anniversary will be printed shortly.