A defiant local Anglican parish is determined to rebuild St Mark’s Church in Hamilton Terrace which was severely damaged in a devastating fire at the end of January.
A team of 80 firefighters battled the flames during the night but couldn’t save the building described by the National Churches Trust as “an architectural and historical treasure”. Vicar Reverend Kate Harrison said the cause of the fire may never be known. The local community rallied quickly with the offer of help and a place to pray from the nearby Liberal Jewish Synagogue on St John’s Wood Road.
Church treasurer Jim Stidham says the building is being secured and stabilised in preparation for the reopening of the Church Hall. “We are grateful for the support we have been receiving from the church community and the wider community and the team of professionals protecting and preserve the building and remaining artefacts; along with the insurance it has kept us going through this challenging time.”
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