Church’s fund fair boost

NRHNBE111105a1, Langley community church, Breach Road Langley, autumn fair. Leigh-Anne Boom and Yasmin Green.
NRHNBE111105a1, Langley community church, Breach Road Langley, autumn fair. Leigh-Anne Boom and Yasmin Green.

A CHURCH fund received a boost after a well attended autumn fair.

Langley Community Church on Breach Road raised £650 when it opened its doors to the public last week.

Congregation members baked cakes and laid on raffle prizes for the event, which has helped top up the church’s funds after it received a new roof in August.

It was the first time the building has been given a structural makeover since opening its doors 151 years ago.

Among the stalls on offer at the fair were a craft stall, a ‘truly scrumptious’ tombola full of tasty prizes and an Avon stall.

According to church elder Joan Soar, 75, of Kew Crescent, Heanor, this year’s event was the biggest the 15-strong congregation have staged.

She said: “It was really good. We are small church. There’s not many members, but we all pull together.”