The ‘Great Door’ of Grantham’s St Wulfram’s Church is open again following 18 months of work to fix the spire.
All the scaffolding has been taken down from the tower and spire and the public can now use the door at the West End of the church. A section of crumbling spire has been fixed following a massive fund-raising effort to raise more than £600,000.
Rector of St Wulfram’s Fr Stuart Cradduck said: “It’s been a long 18 months to get to this stage, but we are open as normal. Following such a huge undertaking, the churchyard has of course suffered as a result of the major works to save the spire and over the next few weeks and months we’ll be resorting the grasses and pavements.
“It’s all happened just in time to welcome our new full-time member of the clergy team, Fr James Robinson, who will be ordained in Lincoln Cathedral this Sunday.
“The wedding season has begun and now all the happy couples will be able to have all the bells ringing and use of the ‘Great Door’ at the West End.
“Of course our thanks go to all the people of Grantham who have made this possible.”