After eight years of fire outbreak in a Grade II Church in Hampshire, the congregation resumes back in a bustling atmosphere.
About a hundred members had stormed All Saints Church in Fleet, as they celebrated the commencement of Sunday services after a fire disaster that engulfed and brought down the Church eight years ago.
All Saints Church in Fleet, built in 1862, had experienced a fire outbreak in 2015 leaving the Grade II building with severe damage.
The Church reopening is attributed to the unwearying efforts of the members, who had worked tirelessly to put together the important sections of the building in order to resume religious activities as soon as possible.
According to HampshireLive, Vicar and Rural Dean Mark Hayton said: “I am delighted to say we have finally completed Phase 1 and can open our doors to the public. We hope to have a formal opening ceremony after Easter when the Bishop of Guildford will attend to rededicate the church.
“Invitations will be extended to community representatives and all those who have played major roles in the rebuild.
“This includes the brave fireman who risked life and limb to save as much of the church as possible on the night of the fire. Many people have given so generously of their time, talents and money, and grant bodies have provided additional sponsorship.”
The building of the Church extension is to commence as soon as additional funds are secured.