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St Mary's Barnham raised £1,315 from 14 supporters


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Closed 30/08/2018

raised of £5,000 target by 14 supporters

    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

    Your support would be very much appreciated. Thank you.



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      • Mary Wardell

        Mary Wardell

        Aug 4, 2018

        A few more pennies to help your funds!


      • Anonymous


        Aug 2, 2018

        So sorry to hear about the vandalism. Just want to show my support and all good wishes .


      • Anonymous


        Aug 1, 2018


      • Stuart Jordan

        Stuart Jordan

        Aug 1, 2018


      • Phillip Howell-Richardson

        Phillip Howell-Richardson

        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.


      • Peter Burpee

        Peter Burpee

        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


      • Michael Camps

        Michael Camps

        Jul 26, 2018

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      St Mary's Barnham

      St Mary's Barnham

      Church Lane, Barnham, West Sussex

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