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Bewcastle Church

Bewcastle Church is crowdfunding

42%
£4,289
raised of £10,000 target by 52 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to help keep Bewcastle Church open

Bewcastle, Cumbria

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,,If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb; If I were a wise man I would do my part. (From In the Bleak Midwinter, a famous Christmas carol)

Bewcastle church – you will have been here at some time no doubt - maybe willingly or perhaps even reluctantly, maybe as a visitor or because you are local, maybe to marvel at the 1200 year old cross in the churchyard or to find spiritual support, - whichever, it is here for everyone. But we are going to need help. Recent adverse weather has taken its toll, so the roof and guttering are in urgent need of repair. The hard reality is that we need to find some £30,000 to put things right this year.

Here for 1,200 years faith and community have overlapped and entwined, as the Bewcastle Cross and tiny museum remind us. Within its walls generations have met to mark great occasions of family, community or national life - a wedding, a birth, a funeral, or special festivals like Christmas, Easter, Harvest and Remembrance, a Coronation, the outbreak or cessation of war. Loved ones have been laid to rest in the churchyard. Sunday by Sunday worship has taken place within it. It’s a heritage which has been entrusted to us, which we in our turn not only treasure but want to pass on to those coming after us.

All around the Bewcastle fells and fields are tens of thousands of lambs. We’ve asked every farm that sells lambs from now till Christmas to consider donating just the price of one lamb.

We’re asking the shepherds, may we ask you too?

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  • Bewcastle Church3 hrs ago
    Bewcastle Church

    Bewcastle Church

    3 hrs ago

    Nearly half way to achieving our target! Thank you! If you'd like to add gift aid to your donation just email info@bewcastle.com with your name, address and postcode - it allows us to claim another 25% on top of your original donation from HMRC.

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  • Bewcastle Church9 days ago
    Bewcastle Church

    Bewcastle Church

    9 days ago

    A huge Thank you for such generous support! Interestingly we have received an additional £3,000 + from supporters who didn't use this JustGiving system! Gift aiding on this page is not possible, but if you'd like to gift aid your donation it can be done simply - if you email info@bewcastle your willingness for us to claim gift aid together with the first line of your address and your postcode.

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1 month ago

Bewcastle Church started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 9/16/2021 12.41

Supporters

52

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 15, 2021

    £500.00

  • Yda Morgan

    Yda Morgan

    Sep 15, 2021

    Not sure current lamb prices but hope this helps a little!

    £100.00

  • Sally Ewart

    Sally Ewart

    Sep 13, 2021

    £200.00

  • Glenfalloch partners

    Glenfalloch partners

    Sep 13, 2021

    £100.00

  • Fiona Lees-Millais

    Fiona Lees-Millais

    Sep 13, 2021

    This is such a beautiful church, we must try and save it.

    £250.00

  • Daniel Paul O'Donnell

    Daniel Paul O'Donnell

    Sep 12, 2021

  • J. Love

    J. Love

    Sep 11, 2021

    £25.00

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Bewcastle Church

Bewcastle Church

Bewcastle, Cumbria

Here for 1,200 years there has been a church in Bewcastle. Within its walls generations have met to mark great occasions of family and community. Worship has taken place; peace and hope are found. But it needs urgent repairs to keep it open.

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