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St Peter's Church in Humberston reopens after blaze

A church in North East Lincolnshire has reopened to worshippers for the first time since it was badly damaged by fire last year.

The 15th Century bell tower of St Peter's Church, Humberston, was destroyed by the blaze on 7 March 2011.

Worshippers were forced to use a nearby school while the church underwent a half-a-million-pound refurbishment.

The Bishop of Grimsby, the Right Reverend David Rossdale, re-dedicated the church at a special Easter service.

Father Bryan East, vicar of Humberston, said it was appropriate that the re-dedication service took place on Easter Day.

"You couldn't have it on a better day. It celebrates renewal, new life and new challenges, and that's what people face now as the building comes on stream again," he said.

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