St Mary’s Church Edlesborough

Local MP John Bercow joined 11-year old Edlesborough schoolgirl Rebecca Howells to turn on the floodlights at Edlesborough’s iconic Church on the Hill on Saturday 14th November. The event was attended by nearly 200 local residents and just over £300 was raised for Children in Need.

The idea of floodlights for the church was started by the parish council in 2006. Fundraising was started by the EDaN (Edlesborough, Dagnall & Northall) Beautification Team chaired by Christine Yates in 2009 with a sponsored Firewalk. John Bercow has supported the floodlighting plan and assisted when the project came up against red tape.