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Villages want share of funds

by Paul Wilkinson

Posted: 21 Nov 2014 @ 12:18

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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