Church’s ‘reverse alchemy’ bid to turn gold into lead

David Langford who is launching a scheme to turn siver and goold into lead for Kirton Church roof.
David Langford who is launching a scheme to turn siver and goold into lead for Kirton Church roof.

PARISHIONERS trying to raise money for a village church are attempting to reverse the alchemy process and turn gold into lead – a trick which has already gained them £197.

Kirton Church congregation member David Langford came up with the idea for people to donate their spare gold, silver and other metals as part of the project to restore the roof.

It comes after a number of lead thefts have left the church needing to raise more then £60,000.

Mr Langford said: “The project works around the word alchemy and the alchemists who were famous for taking metals and turning them into gold.

“People donate the metal such as jewellery, earrings, cutlery to us and we sell it to raise money to buy lead to replace the outside of the church.”

He said they would accept any metal including costume jewellery which they could use or sell on at future events such as spring, summer or autumn fairs.

The project has already made £185 through gold and £12 through silver sales since Christmas.

The metal can be deposited at Fydell House, South Square, Boston, or at church between 10am-noon on Sunday.

It can also be collected by Mr Langford by calling 07825 517800.