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/ 23 April 2012

New spire at St Thomas’s Oakwood dedicated

The Bishop of London visited St Thomas’ Church in Oakwood on Sunday 22 April to rededicate their new church spire, alongside the Mayor of Enfield and a congregation of over 150 members.

Church goers and the local community helped to raise over £40,000 to have the new spire made, after the original became structurally unstable after 40 years, and had to be taken down in January last year.

The Vicar, Christopher Hobbs, said:

"Since 1939 St Thomas’ Church has been bringing our community together and, at 80 feet high with the cross on top, our spire has been a familiar sight to Oakwood for the past 40 years. We wanted to ensure that this symbol of Christ for our community was reinstated as soon as possible and members of the congregation have worked tirelessly to raise an amazing amount of money in such a short space of time."

The spire was formally rededicated in a communion service led by the Bishop of London who, alongside members of the congregation, was joined by the Mayor of Enfield and a representative from the steeple jack company who constructed the new spire.

Members of the church have not only donated money, but organised a number of events to raise the funds, including various performances, concerts, magic shows, and quiz nights. Greek members of the church also organised a Greek Night where guests were able to enjoy a BBQ of Greek food, music and culture. In just one year, these efforts have raised the money necessary to see a brand new spire crafted and reinstated on the roof of the building.


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