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A COMMUNITY has raised more than £30,000 to save an historic Ryedale church in 2014

Holy Epiphany Chapel in Butterwick, which is set in a hamlet of only nine house, is the focal point for the surrounding area and has been a place of worship for five generations.

However, plaster falling from the ceiling early last year signalled an urgent need to have the building re-roofed.

Churchwarden Jill Hopkins said, "If we didn't tackle the problem, we knew we might have to close the church. We couldn't have people getting hurt as the building decayed.

"The problem could only be solved by a restoration programme that involved re-roofing, new guttering, down pipes and soakaways, the stonewalls re-pointing, as well as interior work to replace rotten floor timbers; at an estimated cost of just over £30,000.

Jill added: "The work was urgent, and for many communities this might have been the moment to throw in the towel, but not for the residents of the hamlet of Butterwick, with its outlying farms and neighbouring village of Brawby.

"We feel that this small Victorian chapel is an iconic landmark. It is not only a special place of worship with a loyal congregation that swells to standing room only for special services, but a light and quiet place for contemplation.

Jill said they had held events such a day of 'Beauty and Tranquillity' when botanical artist Bridget Gillespie and wood carver Henry Leeson displayed their work in the church, and continued with coffee mornings and cake stalls.

"Local people pitched in by sponsoring roofing slates, and a local businessman was spurred into giving a generous donation after driving past the 'cassockometer', our fund raising thermometer with a difference."
To mark the completion of the work a Celebratory service of Thanksgiving led by the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu was held.

Archbishop Sentamu said: "Not only is Holy Epiphany Chapel a beautiful building, it is at the heart of the communities of Butterwick and Brawby. It's heartening to see how the local people supported the fundraising efforts of the church. The future of this rural Christian building is now secure, and the community can be proud of restoring such an important part of their North Yorkshire countryside.


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BBQ in aid of Langa Soup Kitchen Fundraising Wrelton Village Hall 02-07-2017 12.30 pm 02-07-2017 2.00 pm Butterwick Church,Great Habton Church,Kirby Misperton Church,Normanby Church,Salton Church,Marton Mission Room,Middleton Church,Newton Upon Rawcliffe Church,Sinnington Church ,Sinnington Methodist Chapel
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Table of Services for both Benefices by Chris MJ2017-02-28 20:21:40 Butterwick Church,Great Habton Church,Kirby Misperton Church,Normanby Church,Salton Church,Marton Mission Room,Middleton Church,Newton Upon Rawcliffe Church,Sinnington Church
St Cyprian's Church, Langa - Brief History of our involvement to date (Sept 2016) by Chris MJ2016-09-08 16:08:20 Butterwick Church,Great Habton Church,Kirby Misperton Church,Normanby Church,Salton Church,Marton Mission Room,Middleton Church,Newton Upon Rawcliffe Church,Sinnington Church

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