St Mabyn Village News

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

St Mabyn Church

EVERYONE is being invited to a huge celebration in St Mabyn on Sunday to commemorate the completion of the church roof repairs.
For the past 20 years the village community has pulled together to help raise funds for the restoration appeal for the medieval church.
It was completed in two phases. Phase one began in 1988 and phase two began two years ago when an extra £75,000 was needed to complete the project.
The Bishop of Truro, one of the patrons of the appeal, has now retired, so on Sunday the Archdeacon of Bodmin, Clive Cohen will officiate at the Patronal Festival at 11am and consecrate a plaque, made of local slate, commemorating the 20 years of effort to repair this historic landmark.
The service will be followed by luncheon in the Village Hall at noon where Sir David Brewer, the other patron, whose family has long-standing links with the parish, will attend to meet the many workers and supporters.
He said: "This has been a marvellous effort and I look forward to meeting all those able to attend. I hope that everyone who has supported, or donated in any way, will come along and enjoy the celebrations."
Appeal chairman Abigail Kirby-Harris said: "We are all looking forward to Sunday when we feel that we can sign off this enormous project, and also thank the many who have made its success possible".
"There is still room for a few names on the 'slate' picture we have to record the names of all benefactors, so if anyone would like to do so before it goes off for framing, please come along on Sunday and do so."

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