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Historic church renovation plea
Village church
The building is Grade I listed
An historic church in Greater Manchester has launched an appeal to raise 300,000 to pay for modernisation and urgent repairs.

Bury Parish Church is a Grade I listed building near The Rock.

The building is also the Garrison Church for the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in Lancashire.

The church has called its appeal "Step Inside" as it is keen to encourage more passers-by, visitors and residents to come in for a look around.

The Reverend Dr John Findon, Rector of Bury, said: "We need to take advantage of the Church's location and encourage more people to Step Inside.

"There is a space waiting to be used, to perhaps enjoy a cup of coffee, browse through books and CDs or perhaps discover something of what the Church has to offer."

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