Funds boost for Dalkeith churches

St Mary's Church, Dalkeith,  Rev Peter Harris with newly repaired church
St Mary's Church, Dalkeith, Rev Peter Harris with newly repaired church

Churches in Dalkeith have been awarded more than £91,000 for urgent roof repairs.

St John’s and King’s Park Church Hall is set to benefit from a £66,600 grant towards repairs to the hall roof, while St Mary’s Scottish Episcopal Church has been awarded £25,000 to replace corroded lead work.

Both grants have been awarded by WREN Heritage Fund, which helps to protect Grade A and B listed buildings and structures of historical importance across the UK.

A £140,000 roof restoration project at St Mary’s is being undertaken to prevent further water damage to the building, which was built in 1843.

At St John’s and King’s Park, a major overhaul of the hall roof is required to prevent water ingress.

Read full story in the October 18 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.