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Church sells painting to pay for toilet

A Cambridgeshire church is hoping to raise £5,000 towards the cost of a toilet by selling a Biblical oil painting by a Scottish Victorian artist.

All Saints in Shepreth is offering The Widow’s Mite, by G C Alexander, for sale at Cheffins in Cambridge.

The painting, a copy of a Vatican fresco by Raphael, was given to the church by a villager 50 years ago.

Alexander, of Dundee, was commissioned to copy paintings in Roman churches in the 1860s.

• Full story at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.

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