Months of dedicated fundraising has seen the start of some much-desired building work on a community church.

Parishioners from St Alban’s Church in Tattenhall have been campaigning for years to raise enough cash to build an extension to the church to house a toilet and a meeting room, a project that has been named The Vault.

Work has now started and once complete, the churchyard paths are to be replaced, with a brand new path to ensure a more accessible surface for prams, wheelchairs and pedestrians, which will be open to the public.

The path will be built using hand-painted bricks which can be specially engraved for £25 each.

Project co-ordinators Peter and Cathy Kitchin said the bricks will ensure the legacy of those who donate for many years to come.

“It is hoped to include everyone who has connections with Tattenhall, now or in the past and maybe even the future,” said Peter. “Tattenhall businesses and organisations will be encouraged to participate by purchasing one of the larger pavers.

“As well as raising funds it will enhance the beauty of the church and the fabulous new building. The end result will be fantastic and impressive.”

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