Gift days at churches

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THREE Belper churches are inviting people to open days in a bid to raise cash for their upkeep.

The Reverend Anne Stratton says St Peter’s needs bringing up to a standard suitable for the events held there, St Mark’s roof urgently needs overhauling as it has become dangerous, while St Swithun’s needs care and attention to get it ready for its centenary as a mission church.

Rev Stratton said: “The churches will be open on March 10 and 11 from 8am to 6pm. There will be a specific opportunity to make gifts and pledges for the work. These historic building need to remain places humming with energy and life in the heart of our town for many years to come.” For more information contact 01773 838560.