BROADCASTER Selina Scott is supporting a £1m appeal to regenerate an historic building.

Fundraisers are aiming to restore the 207-year-old Methodist Church in Saville Street, Malton, to secure its long-term future.

The church will be renamed the Wesley Centre with plans to equip it not only as a place of worship in the 21st century but also as a community hub.

It is one only 41 Grade II* listed Methodist buildings in Britain, and one of just one of two such buildings in the entire Yorkshire North and East Methodist Church District.

The building was designed by the architect Rev William Jenkins, who worked alongside John Wesley, the founder of Methodism.

Selina, who has become patron of the appeal, said: “Malton, and its Methodist church, is dear to my heart. My grandfather used to be a Wesleyan preacher in Malton. My father, Charles, was chairman of Ryedale District Council, the authority governing Malton, so this heritage is precious to me.”

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