Choir to perform for church roof funds

Choirs from Germany and Norway joined Berwick Male Voice Choir at this year's Riding of the Bounds in Berwick.
Choirs from Germany and Norway joined Berwick Male Voice Choir at this year's Riding of the Bounds in Berwick.

A concert is taking place next week as part of an ongoing campaign to raise £20,000 for a new roof for a church on the north Northumberland coast.

For two years, the Craster Church Committee has been raising money to replace the roof at the village’s St Peter the Fisherman church, which has never been replaced since the church was built in 1878.

They are well on their way to the target as flower festivals, Smartie collections, clothing collections, cake stalls, concerts as well as individual donations have helped them to the halfway mark – £10,000.

The latest fund-raiser is a concert next week by the Berwick Male Voice Choir in Embleton..

It takes place at 7.30pm on Friday, October 9, in Embleton Holy Trinity Church, as St Peter’s is too small to host the concert.

Advance tickets are £9 and are available from Mandell’s Coffee Pot, Embleton, or from the Craster Church Committee. Tickets on the door will cost £10 and refreshments will be served on the night.

Margaret Brooks, publicity officer at St Peter’s church, said: “We would like as many people as possible to attend this concert, especially as this is the first time the choir has performed in this part of the county.”

A few miles to the south, the roof of the tower at St Peter and St Paul church in Longhoughton is also in urgent need of repair.

Earlier this year, the church was awarded £18,500 from the Government’s Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund.