Trowbridge rector’s book will help fix leaky hall roof

Trowbridge rector’s book will help fix leaky hall roof

From left, top, Jean Newman, Di Barnett, Anne Coates, Ann Morland, Pippa Smith; below, Norman Swanney and Ann Berry in the leaking hall

Canon Christopher Brown

First published in Trowbridge

A retired Trowbridge rector has released a book of reflections to help fund roof repairs at St John’s Church Hall in Upper Studley.

Canon Christopher Brown, 69, was rector at St James’ Church, Trow- bridge from 1988 to 2009. During a sabbatical in 2002, he wrote down some thoughts, now produced in a booklet called A Time to Laugh – Reflections, recollections and laughter.

The church hall roof started leaking in January. Fundraising for the £25-30,000 repairs started immediately.

Canon Brown’s effort has realised £150 so far. The fundraising was boosted this week with a £10,000 grant from The Hills Group through the Landfill Communities Fund. He will sell and sign copies of his booklet from 11am at St John’s on Sunday.

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