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£10,146raised of £10,000 target by 116 supporters

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 Player9 months ago
    Leslie Player

    Leslie Player

    9 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Yes! As you may already have seen, because of your extraordinary generosity, we've reached our target. It's been a remarkable week. Last weekend our Snowdrop event raised £2,600 to help the congregation meet its financial commitments, of which some £400 were donations to the Roof Appeal. Now we have a solid base to tackle the repairs with confidence. A planning application will go in shortly & we hope the work can begin, as part of a larger programme of repairs, over the summer. Words can't convey our deep gratitude for all you've done for us.

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  • Leslie Player10 months ago
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    Leslie Player

    10 months ago

    Several people have asked whether we had Church insurance. Rather than respond individually, I thought I'd reply here. St. George's is insured. However, because of the high incidence of lead theft, insurance for the loss of lead is capped. The assessor confirmed that our loss exceeds the limit, so whilst we will receive insurance monies, we do need to raise more. We also need to bring forward other planned work on the Tower as a consequence of the theft. On a more positive note, the waterproof membrane is now in place, protecting the interior.

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  • Leslie Player10 months ago
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    Leslie Player

    10 months ago

    The Church Council met Tuesday, shared stories of people's generosity and asked me to pass on their heartfelt thanks. The gifts you've given, and other donations (inc. £1,200 raised at a Soup Lunch!) mean we're well on the way to our target. The plastic sheeting will be replaced this weekend by a damp proof membrane to protect the Tower. It will take longer to roof the Tower permanently as we need to proceed carefully. Support Snowdrop Weekend 9 -10 Feb, when St George's is open 12 -4p.m. Enjoy the beautiful snowdrops, stalls and refreshments.

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Page last updated on: 11/21/2019 12.28



  • Anonymous


    Nov 21, 2019

    This comes via Poulner Baptist Chapel, Ringood, and is from one of oldest members - Dorrie Green.


  • Anonymous


    Mar 13, 2019

    What bad luck, how will you stop it happening again?We are local and coming to james Mullens wedding

  • Kenneth Battle

    Kenneth Battle

    Feb 11, 2019

    Good luck with your fund raising. The Church means so much to our good friends Tom and Janice Harris.Ken & Ann Battle


  • El C

    El C

    Feb 8, 2019

    Can’t Count!


  • El Capitan

    El Capitan

    Feb 8, 2019

    Lead us not into temptation


  • Abbie and Dwayne Doherty

    Abbie and Dwayne Doherty

    Feb 6, 2019

    We hope the repairs can be done as soon as possible, all the best.

  • Tim Coote

    Tim Coote

    Feb 5, 2019

    Good luck reaching your target and restoring the church roof


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