Refurbishment at Northumberland seaside church

St Mary's Church, Newton.
St Mary's Church, Newton.

A fund-raising mission is to start for key refurbishments at a church on the north Northumberland coast.

The work at St Mary’s Church, Newton-by-the-Sea, costing in the region of £45,000, will be for the installation of drainage and septic tank to cater for a toilet.

A new porch to give disabled access will also be built. The £15,000 first phase, which included a new vestry and servery, has been completed, with Coun Kate Cairns contributing £2,000.