Waltham Abbey Church tower in Highbridge Street has been showing the time as 8.55 since Christmas.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Waltham Abbey Church Waltham Abbey Church

A cash-strapped church cannot afford to fix its broken clock.

The clock on the Waltham Abbey Church tower in Highbridge Street has been showing the time as 8.55 since Christmas.

A fault occurred last year and was thought to have been repaired in October.

But the clock stopped again and repairs were found to be more complicated than first thought.

Richard Walters, church warden, said: “It will be very expensive to fix and we don’t have the available funds to cover it at the moment."

The church has applied for grants for the work, but has so far had no success.

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7:36pm Wed 12 Feb 14

BelieveBJ says...

Spend money on the poor and widows....
NOT on bricks and mortar!
Spend money on the poor and widows.... NOT on bricks and mortar! BelieveBJ
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7:41pm Wed 12 Feb 14

hursthill says...

It's about time they fixed the clock.
It's about time they fixed the clock. hursthill
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