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Members of church damaged by fire find aid

POMFRET, CT (AP) -

A school and the town of Pomfret are helping congregants of a church heavily damaged by fire.

The Bulletin reports that the Rev. Thomas Crumb of the First Congregational Church of Pomfret led Sunday services for the 75-member congregation at the Pomfret School chapel.

Pomfret First Selectman Maureen Nicholson says the town has offered a copying machine and public works vehicles to help clear away debris from the site of the church, which dated to the mid-1800s. The congregation formed in 1715.

No one was injured in the Saturday fire.

Crumb said church trustees are in the early stages of forming a building committee and officials hope to conduct business as regularly as possible.

For example, Wednesday night Bible study will still take place in the church's parsonage.

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