Residents hope to raise UK£3m to save Cornish church

Residents of south east Cornwall are hoping to raise the UK£3m needed to save the priory at St Germans, a 9th century church in dire need of modernization. The fundraising efforts hope to attract such organizations as the Heritage Lottery Fund to their cause.

In order to keep the church open, improvements must be made including "the addition of heating, better lighting and other modern facilities for worshippers and local school children."  Reverend Michael Goodland, the priest at the priory, said: "There is no purpose in having this building unless it's a church for worship. It just becomes a barn and an embarrassment for everybody."