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Sod-cutting for new Dumfries Church

The new Church will be on Gillbrae Road Credit: Dumfries Baptist Church

A sod-cutting ceremony has taken place for the new Dumfries Baptist Church on Gillbrae Road.

A crowd turned out to see the first cut in the soil for the £4.5 million complex which is expected to be completed by Easter next year.

The Church congregation have raised three-quarters of the total amount required to pay for the project.

Building is expected to get underway next week.

It's been fantastic to see the response of the Church family, to see the way people have given sacrificially to this project.

– Rev. Alistair Purss

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Debt advice: who can help?

A church in Eden is offering an advice service to help people who are in debt.

Penrith Methodist Church has joined forces with the charity Christians Against Poverty, one of a number of organisations that can help:

The Penrith chapter of Christians Against Poverty can be contacted free on 0800 328 0006

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Full report: New base for Kendal homeless charity

A charity that helps vulnerable people in the South Lakes could shortly be moving into a new home courtesy of their local church.

Manna House in Kendal works with the homeless and those with social or mental health problems and has been looking for new premises of their own for some time, and it seems a solution has now been found.

Ryan Dollard reports:

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