The Bishop of Portsmouth blesses revamped St Mary’s church

The newly refurbished Priory Church of St Mary has been blessed by the Anglican Bishop of Portsmouth.

In a service yesterday the Rt Rev Christopher Foster officially rededicated the Hayling Island Church, which reopened just before Christmas last year having undergone a six-month, £400,000 refit.

The medieval building now has underfloor heating, state-of-the-art lighting, wooden chairs to replace the old pews and restored stonework inside.I

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