Celebration for St Mary’s Church,Gayton Thorpe, the large scale building work is finished!
The round church tower was open for viewing and the brave or foolhardy braved the ladders on the way to the top. Even braver were those who stood up, as the wall was only 12 inches high!
An amazing view of the countryside on a beautiful summer’s day… the ancient path of the Icknield Way(which claims to be the oldest route in Britain) stretching through the trees and fields.
Cakes, teas and glasses of bubbly were available and provided by Sarah and Zoe, who have worked so hard to ensure that the church will remain open and alive and the cheerful and warm service, led by Rev’d Jane Holmes meant that the church will now be open once again for services and for those walking past it’s doors.
Our small churches are a joy to have and even when we are small in number, they remain a place for prayer and space and quiet.
Rev’d Sue Martin
Curate of Gayton Group of Parishes