Diocesan press releases

Pupils make video report for new church website

Children from Wick and Marcross Church in Wales Primary School have provided the introduction to a new website launched by St James’ Church in Wick.

A short video clip shows them at work in the school and in the church.

Repairs to the church roof will go ahead this summer and work on the walls and tower will take place during 2018. The children will be reporting on the progress.

Mrs Ceri Thomas, headteacher at the school, said, “The church is very important to us.  There is going to be a lot of activity over the next two years and the children are keen to be part of the project”.

Work on the roof is being supported by grants from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund and the National Churches Trust, but the grants do not cover the full cost of the work.

Mr David Walke, a member of the project team at St James Church, said, “We care very much about this ancient building, which is grade ll* listed and needs to be looked after. This signals the beginning of works that need to be done to keep the building useable both for the worshipping congregation and the wider community.”

The website is at www.wickchurch.wales