The clock at Pinchbeck St Mary's Church.

Time for a new clock at Pinchbeck St Mary’s

A Pinchbeck landmark could be set for a timely update if a fundraising appeal is successful.

After years of not working St Mary’s Church in the village is hoping to get its clock back ticking.

The £1,000 works will also bring back the familiar sound of the bell chiming every hour.

The historic Grade I listed building dates back to the 12th century, but the clock is believed to have been erected in the 1950s.

Church warden Emma Beavis hopes the whole of the village gets behind the project.

“This is a project for everyone in Pinchbeck rather than a church thing,” she said. “A lot of people drive and walk past.

“You always glance up but for the last few years the clock has not worked.

“It’s been remarked upon about how much of a shame that is and now we’re trying to do something about it.

“I think over the years it’s been oiled over and over again with good intentions but all the dirt has become trapped and its gunged up.

“The wiring is not up to scratch.”

The church is currently looking at the possibility of getting grants to get the clock working again and are also looking to run fundraising events for the appeal which will be separate to the fundraising the church does for itself.

“We’re open to fundraising ideas,” continued Emma.

Anyone wishing to donate can hand in donations to the church, making sure they mark it as for the clock appeal.

St Mary’s Church in Pinchbeck.

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