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Potter cash revives church

Created on 06/11/2012 @ 10:53


Vital improvements to Leighton’s historic church have received a financial boost thanks to the new owners of the Leighton Farm Estate.

The Potter Group purchased the historic estate just over 12 months ago and have now handed over a ‘substantial’ sum of money to help restoration work at Holy Trinity Church.

Leighton Hall was built in 1851 for John Naylor who went on to build the large working farm and the church for the local community in 1853. Recently church wardens have identified improvement requirements to the Grade 2 listed building, including major repair works to the roof of the north aisle. “The church is an integral part of village life in Leighton and its history is linked closely with Leighton Farm,” said Potter Group Managing Director James Potter.

“It has an imposing presence and it is vital that its condition is carefully maintained. We are pleased to be able to support the church to ensure that it remains at the centre of community life in Leighton.”

Church warden John Markwick said the parishioners were grateful to the Potter Group. “Without this support it is difficult to see how we could ensure the future wellbeing of this magnificent church,” he said. “The money will be used to carry out essential roof repairs and other improvements.”

PICTURE: James Potter, Managing Director of the Potter Group (right), is thanked for his support for Leighton Church by Church Warden, John Markwick.

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