Christ Church Parish, Derriaghy, is holding an Open Day on Saturday January 27 and is inviting local people to visit and learn more about the work needed to maintain the historic spire.
The Grade A listed church was built in 1872 and the 120 foot spire is showing signs of age. The spire needs to be dismantled, stones need to be repaired or replaced, and then the spire has to be rebuilt.
The parish has received a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund towards the estimated £600,000 cost of the renovation work, and is keen to share the beauty and history of the church with people in the area.
In addition to the Open Day, the parish is proposing to host musical events to attract people in to enjoy the church and its surroundings.
The Open Day will take place from 11am until 3pm on January 27. Visitors are welcome to partake of refreshments which will be provided.
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