Rocking rector rakes in the funds at St Guthlac’s Church, Market Deeping

The "Rocking Rector" Philip Brent with singer/songwriter Jules Morgan
The "Rocking Rector" Philip Brent with singer/songwriter Jules Morgan

Churchgoers let their hair down for a lively concert held to raise funds for a new kitchen and toilet.

The Rev Philip Brent brought his alter ego, the Rocking Rector, to St Guthlac’s Church in Market Deeping on Friday last week.

Along with a few friends and a couple of guitars he sang a range of old favourites, such as “I’m A Believer” and “One Love”, and some of his own compositions to a packed church.

The night was held to raise funds for a new disabled toilet and kitchenette at the church. A total of £920 was donated to bring the money raised so far to £51,000 - just £7,000 short of what is needed.

The Rocking Rector will perform again during a Christmas concert at 8pm on December 14.