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Questions on Coleford church's future to be answered

By citizengibbon  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

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FOREST of Dean residents will be given the chance to have their say on the uncertain future of St John's Church in Coleford.

The church has closed for winter because of safety concerns after failing electrical tests.

That means the building can't be heated and there are also ongoing concerns about the state of the building's roof.

The future of the church is under consideration and, on Saturday, December 1, people in the town can have their questions answered. A consultation event runs from 10am to 4pm at St John's School, Bowens Hill Road, Coleford.

The event will be a drop-in day with information on the current financial situation and the deterioration of the building made available.

The Church Council want to hear people's views, so is encouraging everyone who has an interest in the church to attend.

A spokesman said: "It is important that any future decisions regarding the church are made with the local communities support and understanding.

"This consultation event also offers people a chance to become more involved in the decision making process if they would want to be."

Call The Reverend Sarah Bick on 01594 835476 or Rev Alan Wearmouth on 01594 832660 for more details.  

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