A congregation in west Cumbria are rejoicing after an anonymous benefactor stepped in to pay for a new £30,000 stained glass window. The new addition at St Michael's Church in Workington honours those who have contributed to both World Wars.
It was a fire that seemed to mark the end of an 800-year history for a medieval abbey in Cumbria.
Holme Cultram St Mary, in Abbeytown, was severely damaged in an arson attack in 2006.
The congregation has been fundraising for the past seven years, while attending services in a cramped corridor.
But with a £1.6 million refit, they should be back in the historic building by Christmas.
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Eileen Todhunter, member of Congregation.
Rev David Tembey, Holme Cultram St Mary.
A congregation is set to worship again in a partially-restored historic Cumbrian church, which was damaged in an arson attack.
Holme Cultram St Mary in Abbeytown suffered extensive damage after the blaze in June 2006.
The fire destroyed the church's roof and affected masonry and the building's interior. Work so far has accounted for £1.6 million, which was paid out by insurers.
But it is estimated a further £450,000 is still needed to complete the repairs and re-ordering of the building.
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:
Kendal Parish Church is gifting Nether Hall to Manna House, through its charitable Kirkland Trust
Planning applications are now being submitted enabling a change of use.
Manna House is a registered charity providing advice, advocacy, training and a drop-in support centre for the residents of South Lakeland including those who are vulnerably housed, homeless, lonely or generally needing help.
Scotland's First Minister has defended his Government's delay in making a decision on same sex marriage laws.
There was anger from equality campaigners and opposition politicians yesterday when a widely expected announcement was put on hold.
Alex Salmond says a decision will be taken by the end of the month but more time is needed to look at the details.
The government has now set up a special committee chaired by deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to examine the legal issues.
But it rejected calls from Catholic leader Cardinal Keith O’Brien for a referendum