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£360raised of £10,000 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £360 to The "Keep the Bell Ringing" Appeal towards the repair of the roof and belfry of St Mary's Old Church West Bergholt

    Location
    West Bergholt, Borough of Colchester, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

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    Our lovely Old Church has been going since Saxon times, but the current 13th century building is leaking in several places and the roof and belfry need extensive repairs. The Friends committee has to raise £10,000 to enable The Churches Conservation Trust carry out this specialist work to make the church waterproof again and set it up for the village to continue to enjoy it into the future.

    We have to raise this money urgently so that the CCT can get the tendering process under way in order to start the repair work in the spring and finish during the summer months. Every month waiting, risks more damage to the timbers and structure of the church. Once watertight, we can address the internal re-decoration work.

    Fundraising events will be held every month, starting with a Table Top Sale on Saturday 19th November, 10am-2pm in the Orpen Hall, and then Mulled Wine and Mince Pies in the Old Church on Sunday 11th December 12-2.30pm. We hope to see you there!

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    • St Mary's Old Church West Bergholt

      St Mary's Old Church West Bergholt

      a month ago

      St Mary's Old Church West Bergholt

      A long way still to go, but thank you Kevin, Simon, Alison and Richard for your generosity. So glad the Old Church brings back such good memories.

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    • St Mary's Old Church West Bergholt

      St Mary's Old Church West Bergholt

      a month ago

      St Mary's Old Church West Bergholt

      Thank you for the donations so far. Don't forget we have a table top sale at the Orpen Hall 10am-2pm on Saturday 19th December. We'd love you to come. Light lunches and refreshments available. Only £0.50p entry, and children free.

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    Supporters

    7

    • Beamshine

      Beamshine

      Nov 18, 2016

      Looking forward to Bruce and Dina's wedding blessing in this beautiful church next August! Good fortune with your target.

      £100.00

    • Sally

      Sally

      Nov 14, 2016

      A beautiful village church

      £20.00

    • Alison & Richard Lewis

      Alison & Richard Lewis

      Nov 7, 2016

      We married in this church 31 years ago. It was the star of the show.

      £100.00

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    St Mary's Old Church West Bergholt

    St Mary's Old Church West Bergholt

    West Bergholt, Borough of Colchester, United Kingdom

    Since St Mary's New Church was built in West Bergholt 112 years ago, the Old Church was no longer used for everyday worship. The Friends of West Bergholt Old Church are local people who want to keep the church open and available for the village to use for visiting and events.

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