Russian orthodox church takes over vandalised Wirral chapel



THE Russian Orthodox Church will take over a derelict cemetery chapel in Wirral which was plagued by vandalism.

The chapel at Rake Lane cemetery, in Wallasey, will become the main meeting place and location for services of the parish of St Elisabeth the New Martyr.

Icons from the Russian Orthodox Cathedral have also been donated to them.

The chapel is being leased to the parish by Wirral council and major repair works costing more than 30,000 are underway.

Priest Paul Elliott said he hoped the new use for the chapel would also ensure its protection from vandalism.

THE ECHO