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A work in progress; Church appeals for help with tokens.

Byline: LINDSEY MUSSETT

A MEDIEVAL church is wishing for the help of readers to truly bring it into the 21st century.

Egglescliffe Parish Church recently completed a pounds 260,000 project to update the building, creating better access, an extension for toilet and kitchen facilities, plus essential maintenance such as new electrical wiring and a boiler boiler, device for generating steam. It consists of two principal parts: the furnace, which provides heat, usually by burning a fuel, and the boiler proper, a device in which the heat changes water into steam. .

But it still has a distance to go and church leaders are hoping Evening Gazette Evening Gazette is the name of several local newspapers:
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 readers will help them to finally complete the three years of work by sending in their Wish tokens.

The Wish campaign gives organisations the chance to claim a share of pounds 30,000 depending on the number of tokens collected.

Church treasurer David Bate bate 1  
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1. To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate: "To his dying day he bated his breath a little when he told the story" 
 hopes the Wish tokens will go a long way to putting in the final touches to the project.

He said: "When you put in new facilities, there are all the little bits that go with it, such as toilet roll and soap holders, a kettle kettle, oval depression found in glacial moraines, which are landforms made up of rock debris. When a glacier melts and draws away from an area, a block of ice may break off and be covered by earth and rock. , pots and pans.

"We've brightened up the church, flattened the floor to allow for better disabled and pushchair access and created a storage space in the loft.

"We get brides during weddings who may have travelled a long way but until now, we didn't have a toilet they could use. And now when they go to sign the register in the vestry there's space for the photographer to do their thing.

"We hold a children's group every Tuesday and now there is a carpeted area where they can sit and a utility area where drinks can be made."

The church has entered the Wish campaign for the past two years and hopes to build on its success this time. Mr Bate said: "It's been very useful. We hope Wish will help us to fit it out and finish the job off properly."

* To help Egglescliffe Parish Church, send tokens to David Bate, 9 The Pines, Yarm, TS15 9EW.

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APPEAL: Egglescliffe Parish Church, right, has signed up for the Wish campaign for the third year running SUPPORT OUR CHURCH: Members of Egglescliffe Parish Church's playgroup playgroup
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a regular meeting of infants for supervised creative play

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, left, are hoping people will support the church in this year's Wish Campaign, where they will receive a share of the pounds 30,000 prize fund Picture by DOUG MOODY
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Oct 8, 2009
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