Appeal launched to raise £140,000 for chapel roof

HYDE Chapel needs re-roofing, a job that will cost an estimated £140,000.

Hyde Chapel

The Gee Cross church, which is hoping it can secure a sizeable slice of the money from The National Lottery, has launched an appeal.

Roy Manton, Hyde Chapel chairman and church warden, explained the church will have to raise a percentage of the money before being able to make a bid for lottery funds.

He added temporary repairs have taken place to replace loose slates while there is also an issue with rain blowing under the tiles.

“We have had roofers carrying out repairs and their advice is that it needs renewing,” said Roy.

If church members are struggling to raise the funds, there is a possibility they may be able to break down the work and complete it in several phases.

Hyde Chapel has previously received lottery funding to repair the church organ.

The current Hyde Chapel was built in 1708 at a cost of £7,500. The original building dated back to 1846.

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