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J D Kindleysides

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£1,100
raised of £1,500 target by 31 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to help keep St Thomas' Church, Stanley Crook, open. As a result of the pandemic the Church is facing an uncertain future.

Stanley Crook, County Durham

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The Story of St Thomas'

The little grey church has stood on top of Billy Hill since the 1870s. It has always had a small but faithful congregation.

As a result of the pandemic and a aging congregation the future of the Church is now uncertain. The Congregation are now in the process of deciding what the future of direction of the parish should be.

During 2020 it still cost £4962 to run the Church. However, the income was only £2266. Clearly this is an unsustainable situation.

Many will say that funding should be given by Government, Council or the central church. Unfortunately, grants are only available for projects, such as building or renovations. Grants are not available for day to day running costs of the building.

We hope to be able to hold a huge Christmas Service. This will be a celebration of the church in Stanley Crook. In Stanley, Sunniside and Billy Row there were 8 churches and chapels. If St Thomas’ closes there will be none! We will be looking at all options and closure will be the final option. Unfortunately, time is now running out for the Church on the hill.

We are, firstly, trying to raise a small sum of money to keep the Church open until Christmas. If we are able to raise more then the future may not be so bleak. If you would like to help support the Church make it Christmas we would be grateful for any donations. Cheques or cash can also be donated directly to the Parish Treasurer: 1a Chapel Street, Stanley Crook, County Durham, DL15 9SA.

Thank you!

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  • J D Kindleysides4 months ago
    J D Kindleysides

    J D Kindleysides

    4 months ago

    We have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and donations over the last few weeks. It is amazing to see what St Thomas' means to many of you. With some offline donations we have now passed our original target of £1000, which is amazing. We will leave the online giving page live to enable others to continue to donate but offer our heartfelt thanks to those of you who have donated.

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  • J D Kindleysides4 months ago
    J D Kindleysides

    J D Kindleysides

    4 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We are so grateful to all those who have donated. It is such a massive help to try and keep the Church alive in Stanley Crook

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4 months ago

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Page last updated on: 10/30/2021 22.27

Supporters

31

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 30, 2021

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 29, 2021

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 26, 2021

    £20.00

  • Monica Poole

    Monica Poole

    Aug 24, 2021

    Beautiful church. Really hope we can keep it going.

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 24, 2021

    Today we need community more than ever, well done for not giving up.

    £50.00

  • K Eilles

    K Eilles

    Aug 23, 2021

    £5.00

  • Lianne & Chris

    Lianne & Chris

    Aug 22, 2021

    £20.00

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J D Kindleysides

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Stanley Crook, County Durham

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