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Church reopened after a decade closed

Halkett Place Evangelical Church

A church in Jersey, which has been closed for a decade, will officially reopen this weekend.

Members of the Christian Portuguese Mission have worked tirelessly around their full time jobs to bring Halkett Place Evangelical Church back up to scratch.

The church shut its doors 10 years ago when congregation numbers dwindled and its glass roof began to collapse.

But after a year of repainting and renovating the old Victorian church will be rededicated in a service on Sunday.

Even a break-in earlier this month, resulting in damage to stage equipment, hasn't set back the mission to get the church reopened.

Several island dignitaries will be at a civil ceremony tonight which includes a concert led by the Kings Chamber Orchestra.

A special guest speaker is coming over from America for the service tomorrow.