Grant boost for St Mark’s

AN historic Fenland Church has been given a major cash boost to help pay for vital repairs.

St Mark’s Church at Friday Bridge is to get £98,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as part of a package of grants totalling £250,000 to four East Anglian churches.

The church, which was built in the 1880s, needs re-roofing on parts of the chancel, vestry, nave and porch as well as new rainwater guttering around building.

Robyn Llewellyn, Head of HLF for East of England, said “We are delighted that in these difficult times, these vital repairs can still be done, ensuring these wonderful places are secured for future generations.”