12th century church, with a congregation of only 22, has won a £ 10,000 prize to help in its battle for survival (UK)





St Andrew's Church in South Warnborough in Hampshire, whose youngest member is eight months and whose oldest is 92, has won Country Life magazine Village Church for Village Life Award.

The church suffered poor lighting, cramped pews, cluttered space and had no facilities to enable the building to be used for more than regular Sunday worship. But after a call for help from the parochial church council it was transformed by the South Warnborough Gentlemen's Working Club which was set up to oversee the project.

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