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Methodist church re-opens after £120k restoration

Brigham Church, before the restoration Credit: ITV News Border

A Methodist Church in Brigham, west Cumbria, is about to re-open to the public- nine months after it closed for urgent repairs.

Water had damaged some of the church interiors Credit: ITV News Border

Members of the church community raised more than £120,000 through a combination of grants, donations and events.

The money was used to fix the roof, update the heating system and bring the church and adjacent hall up to modern standards and to meet the needs of the village.