A huge fundraising campaign was launched in September 2021 to repair the 150-year-old spire of St John’s Church, Worksop. The iconic spire, which can be seen easily on the Worksop skyline, has become damaged after years of weather erosion and deterioration of the mortar joints. The building is Grade 2 listed, which means that repairs must be completed under strict guidelines employing skilled stonemasons, scaffolders and steeple jacks accredited by the Church of England.
An estimated £180,000 is required. A fundraising group has been set up to apply for grants and is currently in the process of applying to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. As part of the bid, the church is engaging with the local community to see how to increase community access to the heritage of St John’s. They would be very interested to hear from any local groups or people who might be interested in working with them.
The Church community has started to raise funds with approximately £15,000 raised from individual pledges and fundraising activities.
The next fundraising event is on the Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May, when the church welcomes The Musicality Singers for an afternoon of popular music. Tickets will cost £7.50 for adults, £3.50 for children under 14 or £20.00 for family tickets, all to include a cream tea with scones or cake. There will also be a plant stall and craft stall. Doors open at 2.00pm.
Weekly services are Sundays at 10.30am and 6.00pm with children’s and young people’s groups at the morning service.