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Church sets up display in Ramsbottom superstore
1:40pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
SHOPPERS visiting Morrisons in Ramsbottom took home more than just groceries on Sunday.
Churchgoers from St Andrew’s, which was badly damaged by a lightning strike in July, set up shop to explain their plight in the store’s foyer.
The parishioners presented a display about the lightning strike and damage to the church building and handed out hundreds of leaflets explaining the restoration work.
Photographs of the damage, some of the rescued church puppets and even a lump of masonry from the destroyed pinnacle were on view.
Steve Openshaw, church curate, said: “It was a fantastic day which went too fast.
“Many organisations use Morrisons to fundraise, so I think lots of people thought we were after their money and were pleasantly surprised that we had simply come out to share with them.
“I reckon we must have had well over 100 short and long conversations with people through the day.”
Many shoppers were keen to offer help or support, offering donations and building skills.
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