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Reviving religious relics

Reviving religious relics
trefwoorden: UK - kerken - verkrotting
St Mary Magdalene church in Chewton Mendip, Somerset, shares a common problem with churches throughout Christendom - dilapidation.
The "church tower appeal" is a common sight in newspapers and on village notice boards across the country. Without the appeals and donations, much of Britain's church architecture would simply erode away.
Churches are so often faced with a dilemma: whether to restore or replace.
At 38.43m (126ft) high, the tower of St Mary Magdalene church is one of the tallest in the country. The building's Anglo-Saxon heritage can be seen in the church annals where it was described as venerable - a building of religious reverence - even before William the Conqueror set foot on Hastings beach.

Lees verder bij: BBC (22 augustus 2003)