Congregational Federation (CF) among donors for re-thatching roof project of Roxton Congregational Chapel

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Roxton Congregational Chapel, which is affiliated to the Congregational Federation (CF), celebrated the completion of the re-thatching of its roof last October. The largest grant for the re-thatching project, which also involved new information banners and leaflets and training of tour guides to enable people to learn about heritage, came from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant. However, obtaining the HLF grant required parallel funding from other grant agencies. East Midlands Congregational Churches, private donors and CF were among those who helped fulfil this requirement with their donations.

CF General Secretary Yvonne Campbell led the celebration service, supported by CF President Janet Wootton. Mrs Campbell preached from Mark 2, about people who made a hole in the roof to have a paralysed man healed by Jesus, and spoke about the possibility of this new project allowing many more people to come to meet with Jesus. After the service, visitors viewed an exhibition of photographs and artefacts
showing the extent of restoration work in Roxton Chapel for the past 30 years.