St Andrew's Church in Gorleston
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Gorleston church chancel bill shock for parishioners

22 October 2013 Last updated at 15:29 BST

Hundreds of people living near a Norfolk parish church have been told they could be liable for its repairs under a law dating back to the Middle Ages.

Nearly 900 homes in Gorleston have received legal letters warning they could have to pay for work on St Andrew's Church under a law called Chancel Repair Liability.

The letters have generated anger and resentment as Kim Riley reports.