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Liverpool Church has ambitious plans for the future

by Simon Boyle. Published Mon 16 Mar 2009 12:22, last updated: 16/03/09

A Liverpool church is appealing for £100,000 in order to make major repairs to its ageing roof, and update its out-dated interior.

St Luke's, Crosby, has served the area for over 150 years, but as the building shows its age, leaders are desperately appealing for donations.

Revd Pete Spiers said, "The back of the church was in a really bad way, and fortunately generous donations allowed us to repair it before it got too dangerous.

"But the church relies on the generosity of local people. We get no state funding and the roof is beginning to leak in bad weather.

"The church is still full every Sunday, and it's standing room only during festivals. It's essential our church is comfortable and safe so we can continue to support people.

"We're desperate for anyone who appreciates the good work we do here to pledge their support. It's the only way we can safeguard this wonderful church for the future."

Local church-goer Jamie Somers said, "In the 70's the church was heavily damaged by fire. We saw tremendous reactions from the local community to help restore the church.

"I hope that despite the economic problems the same community spirit will help provide a safe, warm and comforting place for future generations to enjoy.

"We're holding a gift and family fun day on May 9th and it would be great to see people come along and pledge even just a few pounds.

"Anything people can afford to give would be absolutely fantastic."



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"SEE YOU THER GUYS AND SAVE ME AN ICE CREAM" JOHN, CROSBY around 6 years, 4 months ago

"Fab, I hope all the funds are raised. " Karen , Litherland around 6 years, 4 months ago

"what wonderfull news, i left blundellsands 17yrs ago but always see how st lukes is doing my grandson told me all about your plight GOODLUCK" Audrey Carmicheal, suffolk around 6 years, 4 months ago

"We should all support this wonderful effort. See you in May for the fun day." Sue, Waterloo around 6 years, 4 months ago

"I had the pleasure of attending Carols by Candlelight at Christmas which was lovely. Hope you raise the funds!" Jo, Litherland around 6 years, 4 months ago

"iv visited your church on many occasions and think its great what your trying to do and wish you the very best in your campaign x" betty hallop, waterloo around 6 years, 4 months ago

"may i wish you all the very best and il see you at the fun day.." Author davis, southport around 6 years, 4 months ago

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