Helping hands fix church clock

Heckington Church Clock being fixed.
Heckington Church Clock being fixed.

Heckington’s church clock is no longer right just twice a day.

The hands at St Andrew’s had been stubbornly stuck at four o’clock for some weeks.

Heckington Church Clock being fixed.

Heckington Church Clock being fixed.

But on Thursday repairers - complete with abseil equipment - repaired the time-piece.

Chairman of the St Andrew’s Heritage and Tourism Group Andrew Key said: “We are really pleased it is working again and in time for the village show.

“We know a lot of people have missed the clock not working.”

Meanwhile, plans are progressing at the church for some major improvements over the coming years.

Mr Key said: “We are now hosting groups of visitors from all over the country who are coming for guided tours of our wonderful medieval church.

“We have some very exciting plans in the pipeline and hope to be able to make an announcement about them very soon.”

To raise funds for the heritage work at St Andrew’s an ‘Afternoon Tea by the Lake’ is being held at Wadeley Grange in Heckington on Sunday, August 2,
from 3-5pm.

Places are strictly limited and can be booked by calling 01529 460272.

A traditional tea will be served overlooking the lake by volunteers from the church. Everyone is very welcome.