St Paul’s Church had fallen into near-ruin before Sean and Debs Kennedy-Tallis bought it
A couple has transformed a derelict Yorkshire parish church into a £1m home after buying it at an auction for £85,000.
St Paul’s Church in Denholme, Bradford, had fallen into an extreme state of disrepair before Sean and Debs Kennedy-Tallis got their hands on it.
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The pair bought the Grade II-listed property in 2017 and spent the following years transforming it into their “forever home”, the Mirror reports.
It now features four bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen diner and lounge both leading to a courtyard created from the church’s south aisle and a guest annexe below the bell tower where the couple has plans for a B&B.
The graveyard, which had become overgrown and inaccessible after the church’s closure in 1999, was restored as part of the project.