Over £2,000 has been raised to save a church in Brymbo after it was badly damaged by Storm Arwen.

A pledge event in December to help secure the future of St Mary's Church in Brymbo raised the money in donations and pledges.

Councillor Paul Rogers who organised the event with the support of Church Wardens and members of the congregation said he was encouraged by the response to date.

The church, which has been at risk of closure, suffered significant damage during Storm Arwen last year which could have resulted in the closure of the churchyard on health and safety grounds.

As a result of the efforts of Councillor Paul Rogers, the Diocese of St Asaph authorised emergency funds to carry our roof repairs.

Commenting on the pledge event held in December, Councillor Paul Rogers said: "I was overwhelmed by the generosity at the pledge event in December.

"It was a cold December day in the run up to Christmas and we secured £2,000 in donations and pledges despite many being unable to attend.

"I would like to thank all those people who have supported this cause last year however unfortunately we need to go further.

"Since the event I have held further meetings with the church and it is clear more needs to be done to keep the church open.

"Throughout the next couple of months there will be further community events and meetings where residents can donate and pledge to get involved with and support St Mary's.

"I will continue to fight to secure it's future and I know that the people of Brymbo and those with connections with the church will do what they can."