St Margaret’s Church will celebrate the completion of a two-year project to restore its roof tomorrow.

The 740-year old Grade One listed building on Church Street in Stratton received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund of £210,000 and is now free of the black plastic buckets which used to catch water dripping inside the building.

There will be a public art exhibition open to all artists from the area, of all ages, with the theme Stairways to Heaven which was inspired by the sight of ladders and scaffolding during the rebuild.

Vicar, Rev Vicky Fleming said: “As I leave the parish it really is a blessing to know that this work is completed.

"We are so grateful to all those who contributed, especially the Heritage Lottery Fund and all the local people who donated so generously”

Exhibits are expected from the Grange Leisure Artists group, Highworth Artists, Every Cloud in Stanton Park and St Margaret’s own Saturday Scene group. There will be showings of the churches own video made in 2018, plus wood carvers, poetry readers and a giant staircase of building blocks. It's open from 10am to 4pm. Parking available at St Margaret's Centre.