Church needs your votes to win £25,000

Pointon Church
Pointon Church
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A church is in the running to win a £25,000 grant for a revamp but needs your votes to help it secure the much-needed cash.

Christchurch, in Pointon, is in the race to win a grant of £25,000 from national health assurance company Engage Mutual as part of its community foundation.

Churchwarden Keith King said there were 60 community projects in the running and only two would receive a grant of £25,000.

Although only a small village of around 200 properties, Pointon has a lively community - still having its own church, pub, sub-post office and primary school.

Christchurch nestles in the middle of the village, and is a highly unusual corrugated iron and timber building - erected as a Mission Church in 1894.

Keith said the church was “still going strong”.

“It boasts comfy seats, is always warm in winter and, thanks to a mammoth effort in 2012, has a state-of-the-art disabled loo”, he said.

If the church is successful, the grant money would be used to rebuild the northern aisle and fit it with a kitchen so the church could expand the children’s activities it offers.

Keith said: “Without a sink, clearing up after craft work, or offering a drink and a biscuit, can be quite a challenge. This grant would be a great boast to us all.”

The church is open every Tuesday morning between 9.30am and 11am and regularly attracts more than 20 villagers.

The church also has evening drop-ins, school assemblies, as well as a full programme of worship.

Voting is open until May 31 and the winners will be announced in 

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