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Lincoln church artefacts moved to new home

A couple of old chapel items recovered from a site refurbishment in Lincoln have been given a new home — in a nearby church.

As previously reported, while transforming an old church on West Parade into housing, Jackson & Jackson Developments found a memorial plaque and a large pulpit.

The firm appealed through The Lincolnite to individuals, groups and local businesses to help them give the items a new home, and within days a home was found.

Thanks to the appeal, the pulpit and plaque now live at St Faith’s Church on Charles Street West.

The memorial plaque, which honours six young individuals from the First World War, will hang in the church between other memorial items.

Meanwhile, the pulpit will be refurbished slightly before being given a use.

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The memorial plaque now has a new home.

Dr Charles Shaw, the local Minister for St Faith’s and Director of Lincolnshire Youth Association, accepted the items on behalf of the church.

He said: “As I run a local youth network I’m always interested in retaining things like this, because it’s a cross-generational thing.

“At present there’s a big focus on WW1, and we have a mixed congregation here, split between an older congregation, family groups, and the under 20 age range too.

“Preserving these things, particularly in the West End which has a strong community spirit and involvement, and their history is really important.”

He added: “As a church we’d like to say thank you to The Lincolnite for bringing it to our attention.

“It was younger members of the community which came in and told us about the items being on The Lincolnite and what we would do about it.

“Also please can we thank Jackson and Jackson Developments for their efficient assistance in sorting this out.”

St Faith’s will have a dedication for the relocation later in the year, and anyone from Lincoln is welcome to attend.