Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

St Sylvester's Church raised £3,300 from 84 supporters


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 01/01/2022

raised of £5,000 target by 84 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,300 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
    Funded on Saturday, 1st January 2022

    Don't have time to donate right now?


    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



    St Sylvester's Church

    Updates appear here

      2 years ago

      St Sylvester's Church started crowdfunding

      Leave a message of support

      Page last updated on: 12/29/2021 21.07



      • Anonymous


        Dec 29, 2021


      • Julie Bailey

        Julie Bailey

        Nov 1, 2021

        This is a donation from our lovely mum, Julie Bailey, who passed away in January 2021. She loved St Sylvester's. Thank you for all your work - big love to you all. Pete & Tamsin X


      • Anonymous


        Oct 27, 2021

        This is such a great project, waiting to be able to see it finished.


      • DK


        Oct 14, 2021


      • Anonymous


        Oct 8, 2021

      • Anonymous


        Sep 25, 2021

        Good luck


      • Chloe Points

        Chloe Points

        Sep 25, 2021

        Beautiful church


      What is crowdfunding?

      Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

      The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

      Great people make things happen

      Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

      Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

      About Crowdfunding
      About the fundraiser
      St Sylvester's Church

      St Sylvester's Church

      South Hams, Devon

      Report this Page