Open day to be held at newly-restored Sutton church

United Reform Church in Sutton is undergoing rennovation work.  Pictured is church elder Bill Gibson.
United Reform Church in Sutton is undergoing rennovation work. Pictured is church elder Bill Gibson.

Members of Sutton church will be celebrating the culmination of a project to restore their building on Saturday.

Earlier this year, we reported that Sutton’s United Reform Church, on High Pavement, was undergoing a major project to restore its roof.

Now the restoration is complete and the community is invited to come along to an opening celebration event and service of thanksgiving which takes place at 3pm.

Light refreshments will be available at the event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Church elder Bill Gibson said that the church was very much part of the community.

He says: “All through the winter we have been hosting Sutton Academy’s job club three days a week.

“It’s not a church school and we are not connected but we work together.”

The church is also home to the 1st Sutton Brownies group as well as the Ashfield Dragons martial arts group.

Work on the Grade II-listed building has been made possible thanks to a grant from English Heritage and additional funds have been raised by the church.

The current building dates back to 1906 and it was built at a cost of £6,000. The church itself was first established in 1651 and met at various locations in the town until this time.