A fundraising campaign has raised £10,000 for urgently-needed repairs to the roof of St Michael’s Church in Brent Knoll – and organisers say a final push is needed to raise enough for the work to go ahead.

As first reported here by Burnham-On-Sea.com in August, The Friends of St Michael’s Church is currently raising funds to renew the lead on the roof following a major theft and damage.

£15,000 needs to be raised to allow the work to proceed and a successful fundraising event was held on Saturday (October 5th).

brent knoll church roof lead theft

Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Rev Kevin Wright, Priest-in-Charge of The Parish of Three Saints including Brent Knoll, said: “On the night of 5th-6th August thieves stole lead from the north aisle roof. The theft became apparent when it rained heavily the following day and water poured through the roof, creating a ‘river’ that flowed down the aisle.”

brent knoll church roof lead theft

He added: “How people can choose to desecrate such an historic place of Christian worship in this way is beyond understanding.”

brent knoll church roof lead theft

brent knoll church roof lead theft