ALCESTER residents are being called on to help raise £200,000 to restore an historic church.
St Nicholas’ Church is in desperate need of repairs after a conservation survey discovered all four of the external walls and the tower needed the stonework replaced.
Parts of the Grade II listed building date back to the 14th century and it is believed the stone has suffered from weathering and erosion.
The church, which is just off the high street, previously had its Georgian nave reroofed a few years ago and it was thought the brickwork was still in a good condition.
A committee known as the St Nicholas Church Restoration Project, which is chaired by resident Michael Newey, has now been formed in a bid to raise the money to complete the work.
A variety of fund-raising events such as a teddy bear parachute jump from the tower, a mountain bike competition, as well as tea party are all being organised over the next couple of years.
The former High Bailiff of Alcester Court Leet, Steven Brown, has already donated £1,200 from the High Bailiff’s fund, while a further £2,500 has been raised for the church through a fashion show and a garden party.
Search St Nicholas Church Alcester Restoration Project on Facebook for more information.