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Anglo Saxon Church Given New Lease of Life in Dorset

Lady St Mary's Interior

12:18pm 1st April 2014

An ancient church, with roots in Anglo Saxon history, has been given a new lease of life in Wareham.

Lady St Mary's Church has been given a grant of £5,000 from a variety of trusts to carry out essential repairs. Money was also raised by local fundraisers.

The interior will be redecorated, new lights and a heating system installed and a new tenor bell put up too.

The total bill for the historic Wareham Church renovation is close to £60,000 pounds.

According to tradition, St. Aldhelm (639-709) founded Lady St Mary's Church and, although added to, it remained untouched until 1841. Even today, parts of the building date back to the Anglo-Saxon period.

Louise Haywood, Deanery Representative for DHCT, commented: "The Trust was delighted to be able to award this grant to Lady St Mary's, in order for important repair work to be completed. This exceptional church has such a rich history and we're very pleased to have helped to preserve the church for future generations."

Reverend Jackie Maw of Lady St Mary's Church added: "We'd like to say a big thank you to DHCT for their generous grant and to all the parishioners for their superb fundraising efforts. The recent work to the church has enhanced the building for all those that love the Church and the spiritual and community life that it brings to the town of Wareham."

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