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£220raised of £12,000 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £220 to Help us save St Mary's 11th Century Rural Church in Wix, Essex

    Wix, England, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 2nd December 2016

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    St Mary's, Wix serves a very small parish. It is a beautiful little church with a history going back to 1123. There has always been a church here, which was part of a Priory of Benedictine Nuns. The Priory was demolished on orders of Cardinal Wolsey and the church was built in 1744 out of the ruins.
    Unfortunately, after a recent survey we have found that the bell cote needs substantial and urgent repair, as it is allowing rain water to come into the church and damage the ceiling.
    Rot is already starting to show and without repairs the church will eventually be unsafe to use and forced to close. This will be a great shame as it is a gem of a church and a significant Grade 2 listed historical monument.

    This is why we need your help! We applied for a grant to repair the bell cote but regrettably it was not awarded due to a high number of requests and so we are now left facing a dilemma.
    The cost of repairs could be of the order of £28,000. We have a contingency fund but nowhere near enough to meet the full costs.

    Therefore we need your help! Any money collected will be used as follows:

    ^ Funds will be used to erect scaffolding
    ^ Funds will be used to replace the wooden slats on the bell cote
    ^ Funds will be used to make good the holes in the roof

    We have been fund- raising and will continue to do so, but to reach our target we need YOUR help.
    Just a small donation will be appreciated.
    Thank you on behalf of the congregation of St Mary's.

    If you would like to find out more about the fascinating history of our beautiful church and village, a local historian Don Budds has written a series of books which are all available in Colchester Library!



    • Ann Button2 years ago
      Ann Button

      Ann Button

      2 years ago

      Thank you so much to those, who have recently donated. Added to donations given personally to me we are making progress. We are also trying to raise money through historic buildings charities. On November 19th there will be a quiz in Wix to help the fund giving. All are welcome. Thank you once again.

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    • Ann Button2 years ago
      Ann Button

      Ann Button

      2 years ago

      Thank you so much to our first supporters. We are now on Wix's village facebook. Please continue to support us. We need you. A big thank you.

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    • Ann Button2 years ago
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      Ann Button

      2 years ago

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    2 years ago

    Ann Button started crowdfunding

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    Page last updated on: 11/23/2016 10:35 PM



    • Debbie zbd

      Debbie zbd

      Nov 23, 2016

      A little that I hope helps go a long way.


    • Andrew


      Sep 30, 2016

      Remembering Dad on his birthday


    • Anonymous


      Sep 8, 2016

      Good luck with your fund raising


    • Anonymous


      Sep 4, 2016


    • Rosalind Haswell

      Rosalind Haswell

      Aug 18, 2016


    • Julie harmer

      Julie harmer

      Aug 14, 2016

      A lovely village church with such a long and special history and also memories for so many.


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      Aug 9, 2016


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    Ann Button

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    Wix, England, United Kingdom

    Ann Button is the Church Warden of St Mary's Church Wix

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