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New lighting brings temporary closure of North Wales’ iconic Marble Church

Work to replace lighting inside Bodelwyddan’s Marble Church has prompted the temporary closure of North Wales’ iconic building.

The Marble Church or St Margaret’s as it’s called will be closed for several weeks while scaffolding is installed to allow electricians to re-wire and replace the inside ceiling lighting.

Services have been moved to the nearby St Mary’s Church in Rhuddlan and a facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/marblechurchnwales/) has been set up for people to keep up to date with the works.

The £25,000 project will see the current lighting, which requires a cherry picker to reach the bulbs, replaced with new LED lighting, installed at a much lower level.

The Vicar of St Margaret’s Canon Ian Day, said: “This work is essential to relight the church in a cost effective and safe manner for the future.

“Scaffolding has been erected in the nave and side aisles of St Margaret’s to provide a safe working environment for the electricians who will be replacing the church’s lighting.

“While this is in place, I’ve been advised that it’s not safe for services to be taking place at all, but we will be re-opening as soon as the work is completed.

“Our Facebook page will be kept up to date with information about the work and details of when the church will re-open.”

Work at the Marble Church is being carried out by Wrexham based MDP Scaffolding and Ronald Parry Jones from Rhyl.  The lighting project follows the recent installation of a new digital organ for the church.

You can follow the progress of the lighting project on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marblechurchnwales/