Community celebrates the rededication of village church

The Bishop of King's Lynn at the rededication service for Ovington Church. Picture: John Hardy

The Bishop of King's Lynn at the rededication service for Ovington Church. Picture: John Hardy - Credit: Archant

A rededication service was held to mark the end of a project to restore a village church.

The Bishop of King's Lynn at the rededication service for Ovington Church. Picture: John Hardy

The Bishop of King's Lynn at the rededication service for Ovington Church. Picture: John Hardy - Credit: Archant

The 900-year-old St John the Evangelist Church in Ovington, near Watton, has been made into a community hub, thanks to a grant of more than £200,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The church is now fitted with a kitchen, projectors and screens.

As part of the restoration works, local schools took part in a year-long project to learn more about the church and faith.

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A rededication service was conducted by the Bishop of King's Lynn, the Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick.

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And as part of the celebrations, a concert by soprano Emma Nuule was held at the church.

John Hardy, project leader, said: 'The greatest thing to come out of this has been the community involvement. Nearly 30 people from a very small community committed themselves to make the schools project work.'