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Church maintenance award finalist, St James' Church, Little Paxton

The Church was listed as one of twelve finalists in the maintenance awards

The Nayler Awards for Excellence in Church Maintenance, run in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust, shine a light on the people who look after local churches. St James' Church in Little Paxton narrowly missed out on scooping the top prize, but were delighted to be listed as one of twelve finalists for the maintenance award in 2023.

Canon Annette Reed, Vicar of the Paxtons with Southoe and Diddington told us ahead of the awards, "Whether we win an award or not, we are very happy to have reached this stage".

St James is a late 12th century church in a village with 5,600 people.

As part of the submission, the National Churches Trust asked "What the best thing is about being involved in church maintenance?"

Little Paxton's response said "We find the Maintenance Checklist for Places of Worship an excellent template to keep us on track. It is SO worthwhile seeing people coming together in all sorts of ways for the community events that take place in the church most days. We also believe in looking after the heritage of this precious building and to see it in such good shape and with no major issues is very freeing and allows us to get on with focus on people's needs in body, mind and spirit. It’s fantastic when a project is completed and the completion certificate goes off!".

Congratulations to all at Little Paxton on their nomination!

Page last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2023 3:21 PM
First published on: 21st November 2023
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