Church spire lights up night sky

Church council members Bill Featherstone, Katie Nelson and David Cox with GSS architect Will Assheton
Church council members Bill Featherstone, Katie Nelson and David Cox with GSS architect Will Assheton

The beautiful 13th century spire of St Giles Church in Desborough has been lit up for all to see.

The church has invested in new floodlighting to show off its pride and joy and the congregation say it has totally changed the town’s night skyline.

Church council member Bill Featherstone said: “Ours is the oldest Anglican and Methodist partnership in the country, over 40-years-old, and the symbol of that partnership is the church steeple. So the new floodlighting scheme is very appropriate.”

The installation of the floodlighting has been managed by leading county practice GSS Architecture, with partner-in-charge Will Assheton working closely with the church council and lighting engineers E7 Contracting Ltd, based in Earls Barton.

He said: “We have had to work very closely with the planning department of Kettering Council to ensure that everything was satisfactory, and met all their requirements.

“The new church floodlighting makes a real difference to Desborough, and everyone seems to be delighted with the result.”

GSS has worked at numerous churches in the area on a wide variety of conservation and other building projects.