Villages want share of funds
VILLAGERS have told the Church Commissioners that
they deserve to share the proceeds of the sale of their redundant
church - because their forebears built it.
St John the Evangelist in the remote Weardale
village of Rookhope, Co. Durham, was built in 1905 with donations
from its close-knit mining community.
St John's fell out of use in recent years. Since
2008, the church, a Grade II-listed building, has averaged just ...
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