Weʼve raised £1,315 to fund urgent repairs following four break-ins in four weeks and to improve security around the church and protect the stained glass windows.
- Church Lane, Barnham, West Sussex
- Funded on Thursday, 30th August 2018
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Our beautiful village church in Barnham, West Sussex, has been victim to a number of break-ins, general vandalism and theft over the last few years.
During May and June 2018 the shed, vestry and church were broken into 4 times with items stolen and a great deal of damage caused each time. The cost of repairs and basic security measures all falls on our small congregation.
We have no access to central funds and so we are trying to raise £5000.00 for the following items:
Replacement of churchyard equipment stolen from shed - £250.00
Lock changes and keys - £115.00
Window repair - £285.00
Basic CCTV system - approx £500.00
Security shutters for vulnerable vestry window - £650
Protective grilles for stained glass - £3200
St Mary's has been at the heart of our village for 1000 years - please help us ensure that it remains open as a safe and welcoming place for everyone in our village and beyond.
We are holding a gift day with cream tea on Sunday 29th July from 2.30 to 5.30 in the church and churchyard. Everyone welcome.
If you are able to gift-aid your donation you may wish to contact churchwarden Bradley Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org
Your support would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
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Aug 4, 2018
A few more pennies to help your funds!
Aug 2, 2018
So sorry to hear about the vandalism. Just want to show my support and all good wishes .
Aug 1, 2018
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Jul 29, 2018
We will be with you at St Mary's today but this is to help you achieve the target.Phillip and Sally Ravenhurst Church Lane.
Jul 26, 2018
Just a casual search of news in Chichester, a much-beloved town where I lived many years ago, brought out this plea for help. My donation is not large but I hope it helps.Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Jul 26, 2018
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