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Rame Church

Rame Church fundraising success

An appeal to repair the roof of one of Cornwall's historic churches has hit its £100,000 target in less than a year.

Workmen are already busy at Rame Church.

The grade one listed building was used by Nelson and Drake as a navigational aid in the past.

Due to the church's remote location on the Rame Peninsular it remains very original and has no water or electricity.

Whitsand Bay
The church boasts breathtaking coastal views

The Church is famous for its Candle-lit Carol Service. It attracts visitors from all over Europe.

the 13th century St. Germanus Church provides stunning views of Whitsand Bay.

Over the years salty Cornish air has caused nail rot in the roof of the church.

This has meant that recently the Cornish Delabole roof slates have been slipping and falling off.

Local people have worked hard to raise the much needed funds for the roof repair project.

One man who married in the church was so impressed with the appeal he decided to run marathons to raise funds. In total he collected £2,500 towards the roof repair project.

In just under 12 months the parishioners have raised all the money needed. Work is now underway to repair the historic roof.


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