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Pointon church needs your vote

22 April 2014

Christchurch in the running for £25,000 grant

A village church needs the public vote to help it win a grant of £25,000.

Christchurch in Pointon, near Sleaford, has made it through to the final 60 of national health assurance company Engage Mutual’s community project award scheme.

If successful, they will win a grant of £25,000 to help re-build the northern aisle and fit it out with a kitchen to enable it to run children’s activities such as Messy Church.

Churchwarden, Keith King, 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 boost to us all.

"We have made it through to the last 60 and we now need lots of votes to make it to the top two - and win the grant."

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 - constructed as a Mission Church in 1894.

To help it reach the final two, cast your vote online athttp://www.engagemutual.com/foundation/projects/christchurch-rebuild-for-a-kitchen