St Lawrence’s Sheila Cant said:
“We now have a level, mud-free area with disabled access from Market Street. Everyone is welcome to come and have a look and view this amazing building at our regular Second Tuesday café.
“We are open every second Tuesday of the month for tea, coffee, cake and a chat. Our building is available for community use – what could you or your group use it for?”
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“St Lawrence’s Church in Denton is a real historic gem. Not many towns can boast an original timber-framed Tudor church like Denton can and I want to pay tribute to the work of the Reverend Pope, the Parochial Church Council and the congregation for all the restoration that’s taken place in recent years.
“The paths around the churchyard were the missing piece of the regeneration jigsaw. Many were constructed out of old historical gravestones and had become dangerously uneven over the years. That’s why Cllr Allison Gwynne and I got on the case with Tameside Council after the Churchwardens came to see us both about it, and the money that was granted has definitely allowed the job to be done to a very high standard.
“It’s not only safer for pedestrians to use, it really sets off the church appropriately too.”