St Mary's Church, Kingswood returns to its Georgian origins with new renovation
FLOWERS filled a Kingswood church as a congregation came together to celebrate an impressive refurbishment.
The final stage of restoration work which began in 2000 was recently completed at St Mary’s Church.
The church’s Friends organisation had raised funds of around £10,000 a year towards the restoration, which was rounded off with a brand new paint job on the entire interior of the building.
The crisp blue walls and carpets have brightened the church and brought it into line with the building’s Georgian origins.
Built in 1723, it is one of very few churches in England built during the reign of George I.
For an open day on Saturday, September 28, St Mary’s was filled with beautiful flower displays and treasures associated with the church.
A particular highlight was a copy of the first historic sermon given in St Mary's, which dates to when the church was consecrated in 1723.
The colourful history of the church was also displayed for visitors to explore.
The weekend celebrations continued with a successful concert on Saturday evening, a service of thanksgiving on Sunday, September 29 and a harvest service for local schoolchildren on Monday, September 30.
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