Parishioners are getting most of the credit for fundraising $960,000 dollars to help cover the cost of renovating St. Hilda’s Anglican Church in Sechelt.

Initial repair costs were in the ballpark of $200,000 dollars, but now they are upwards of $1.4 million dollars, due to problems when the renovation work began.

Some of the expansion work includes raising the ceilings, reinforcing the walls and a myriad of other repairs and upgrades.

As the fundraising total zeros in one the one million dollar mark, this is the most ambitious campaign the church has ever known.