Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund repairs to the St Sylvester's Church. Please help by donating £5 per piece to complete the above virtual picture jigsaw puzzle.
- South Hams, Devon
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St Sylvester’s Church is a beautiful, largely 14th and 15th century church, in a remote rural setting in the South Hams district of South Devon. It is the most southerly parish in Devon and is a popular holiday and tourist area. The Church contains significant medieval woodwork, including a Rood Screen, Parclose Screen, barrel roofs with painted bosses and a carved and painted 15th century pulpit. Recently 18th century wall paintings have been discovered and partly revealed. The graveyard has graves of shipwrecked sailors.
The Church is in a poor condition, with the risk of losing it as a community asset and the loss of its medieval heritage, so we applied for a National Lottery Grant to carry out essential repairs and were awarded £384,300 in June 2020.
Work started on the Church in January 2021, but the total cost of this project is in excess of £480,000 so we urgently need to raise more funds. For anyone who knows the area, or has connections with it, we are appealing for your help. We are a small community, and the Church is a very important part of our heritage, so please help us raise £5,000 by donating £5 per piece to complete the above virtual jigsaw puzzle. Follow the repair project here: Church repairs
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Mike and Elaine Trant
Jul 31, 2021
A small help for our dear church.
Marilyn and Brian Rose
Jul 29, 2021
In loving memory.
charles & sandra Pitts
Jul 14, 2021
In lieu of flowers for the late Fernley Baker .
Jul 7, 2021
Looking really good, good luck with the fundraising.
Clare and Johnie
Jul 6, 2021
What an amazing effort - best of luck
Jun 22, 2021
A very worthwhile project
Nigel & Gilly
Jun 17, 2021
Looking forward to seeing the big reveal !
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