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St Wilfrid's Church Standish is crowdfunding

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Weʼre raising £45,000 to Save Standish Spire – please help to fund a full restoration of the spire of historic St Wilfrid's Church

Standish, Wigan

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From every direction as you approach Standish, the spire of St Wilfrid's Church is the most visible landmark, symbolising the continuous presence of the church in our village through changing times and passing generations.

The present church dates from the 1580s and is the only Grade One listed building in the Borough of Wigan – it is an architectural gem in our community of which we are all rightly proud.

However, a recent survey has identified a number of urgent issues with the structure of the church spire which we need to address quickly and a full restoration of it is needed.

The estimated cost of this essential work is £500,000 – so please support us to Save Standish Spire!

Architects have discovered a need for vital repairs to the inside and outside of the 130ft spire – and you can help to raise money for the restoration project, which also includes repairs to the broken church clock. It is hoped the repairs can be carried out in 2025.

The Rev Andrew Holliday, Rector of St Wilfrid’s CE Church, said: “The spire is an important part of our village’s heritage and is a landmark for Standish people which can be seen for many miles around.

"It is essential that we preserve it and by ensuring this vital restoration is carried out as soon as possible.

“As the spire is dear to everyone in Standish, we are hoping people and businesses from across the village and beyond will be able to make a donation, no matter how small, so that we can conserve the spire for future generations to enjoy.

“Obviously, our own parish funds built up to maintain the church will contribute to this urgent restoration, but the scale of the repairs needed means we have to to reach out across the community for support.”

We have already raised £5,000 through generous crowdfunding donations, but we are hoping to bring in another £45,000 this way. Please help by contributing as little or as much as you are able to.

Thank-you!

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  • St Wilfrid's Church Standish2 months ago
    St Wilfrid's Church Standish

    St Wilfrid's Church Standish

    2 months ago

    Thank-you to the many people who have already donated to Save Standish Spire Appeal through our crowdfunding page. Your generous donations are really appreciated, but we have a long way to go to achieve our target to pay for a full restoration of the spire. We have to annually repost this crowdfunding page and all the donations from the past year are now in our appeal bank account. Our crowdfunding target was £50,000 - 10% of the main fundraising target of £500,000. We have reduced this to £45,000 this year to reflect the £5,000 already raised.

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2 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/9/2024 11.41

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23

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 9, 2024

    Must be saved.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 14, 2024

    £10.00

  • Gilly Clark

    Gilly Clark

    May 1, 2024

    In memory of Barbara and Michael x

    £20.00

  • Emma Anderson

    Emma Anderson

    Apr 30, 2024

    £50.00

  • Jean Anderson

    Jean Anderson

    Apr 30, 2024

    £50.00

  • Linda Taylor

    Linda Taylor

    Apr 30, 2024

    Keep up the great work

    £25.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 29, 2024

    £10.00

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St Wilfrid's Church Standish

St Wilfrid's Church Standish

Standish, Wigan

The church for the parish of Standish, in Wigan. A Grade I-listed building first mentioned in 1205 and rebuilt in the 1580s.

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