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Community to celebrate rededication of village church

PUBLISHED: 11:26 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:39 26 April 2018

St John the Evangelist in Ovington. Picture: Ian Burt

St John the Evangelist in Ovington. Picture: Ian Burt

A community will come together to celebrate the end of a project to restore its 900-year-old church.

On Sunday, St John the Evangelist Church in Ovington, near Watton, will be rededicated by the Bishop of King’s Lynn, the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick.

The church secured a grant of more than £200,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out repair works to make the building a community hub.

As part of the grant, a project was set up to engage with pupils from seven local schools where they took part in activities and experiences at the church.

MORE - Project helps school children to learn, respect and help the future of church

The ceremony will take place at 10.30am followed by a reception and buffet lunch will be held between 12.30pm and 1.45pm at the village hall.

At 2pm there will be a concert in the church by award winning soprano Emma Nuule.

To purchase tickets for the reception and for more information call John Hardy on 01953 889920.

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