Sunday, 22 August 2010

Villagers hit out over "cold church" closure

VILLAGERS have risen up in anger after they were told their church would close during the winter months - because it is too cold.

The standing committee of the parochial church council, the Archdeacon of Southend and the Bishop of Bradwell agreed that St Nicholas Church in Tillingham will close from December to March.

Chelmsford Diocese, which holds jurisdiction for the church, said there were three reasons for the church’s closure.

The electrical wiring is in need of upgrading while the calor gas heaters, used previously, now pose a fire risk according to the church’s insurer.

Thirdly, during the winter months the church will not meet the minimum temperature needed for public buildings, set out in law. Read more

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