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Weʼre raising £10,000 to replace lead stolen from the roof of St. George's Church in Damerham

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Tragically, we've just discovered that the lead has been stolen from the roof of our wonderful Church tower. As well as providing protection from the elements, the lead had historic inscriptions dating back to at least the 18th century. Now it's all gone.

All we can do is begin the long and costly process of repair. Can you help us? We don't know what the costs will be yet, but it's likely to run into many thousands of pounds. Just making temporary arrangements to make the roof watertight is going to be challenging.

St George's is a loved part of our village community - alongside our worship we host events all year round from Christmas and Easter to our popular Snowdrop Weekend each spring. Any amount, small or large, will make a real difference.

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  • Leslie Player5 days ago
    Leslie Player

    Leslie Player

    5 days ago

    Thank you all for your support and encouragement, which has been much appreciated by the people of St George's and Damerham. Apologies for the lack of updates, but a flu-like bug intervened! Today the assessor will be looking at the Tower roof, and the Church Council will meet early next week to plan for the way forward in terms of repair. We've received wonderful support from the media, for which we're very grateful. And with your help and the help of those who've donated directly, we're now almost halfway to our target. Thank You so much!

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  • Leslie Player17 days ago
    Leslie Player

    Leslie Player

    17 days ago

    Some of you may have heard the item on BBC local radio this morning, and there is also an online item on the BBC's local website. We're hoping to make further appearances in the press over the coming week. Once again I'd like to thank all of you, for your messages of support and encouragement. Thank you too for the extraordinary generosity. I would also like to thank those who have passed donations to me personally, or to the Church Treasurer. The response has been wonderful. Keep passing the message on!

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  • Leslie Player18 days ago
    Leslie Player

    Leslie Player

    18 days ago

    Some (very brave) members of the community had a first look at the tower this morning. We can confirm that the thieves took the lead from the pyramid and from the flat roof surrounding it, damaging roof tiles on the main roof in the process. We'll be fixing plastic sheeting as an emergency measure today to reduce the risk of water penetration, and hopefully a more durable temporary covering in the near future, while we begin the long hail towards a permanent solution. Our architect will inspect the area on Tuesday, so we'll know more then.

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Page last updated on: 1/23/2019 15.14

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 23, 2019

    Hope you make the target soon.

  • fiona mcleod

    fiona mcleod

    Jan 22, 2019

    Terrible news about the thieving and vandalism of Damerham church roof. We had a beautiful marriage service at Damerham, it's a gorgeous church.

    £200.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 22, 2019

    A little help along the way for this important appeal.

    £300.00

  • Malcolm Baverstock

    Malcolm Baverstock

    Jan 22, 2019

    In memory of my many relations, mentors and friends who are resting forever in this beautiful place.

    £200.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 19, 2019

    £20.00

  • Mary Hicks

    Mary Hicks

    Jan 19, 2019

    Every little bit helps x

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 18, 2019

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