New lighting at St Peter’s

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THE installation of more than £30,000 of new lighting has breathed fresh life into a 15th century former church.

Previous lighting at St Peter’s in Sudbury had been in place for about 30 years, but the building can now be seen in a different light thanks to a two-year fundraising effort.

The building, which is now used for a variety of community events, has had a new lighting system fitted and is already reaping the rewards.

Roger Green, chairman of the Friends of St Peter, said: “I had my doubts about what the effect of the new lighting might be but I must admit I am impressed.

“The old lighting had been up since 1977 and was becoming unreliable and very costly.

“Now we can see the architecture in a new and more detailed way and the lighting is much more environmentally friendly and should save us money.”

Programme fundraiser Stuart Letten said: “We really owe a huge amount to those who have helped us along the way. We received so many generous donations.”

Key contributors included Babergh District Council, Sudbury Town Council and the Churches Conservation Trust.