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Closed 31/12/2019

raised of £30,000 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £470 to Shine the Light on St Matthias

    Stoke Newington, London
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st December 2019

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    The Aim:

    Our‘s is simple, it is to raise enough money to pay for the rewiring of the electrics in the church, any excess funds raised will go to other projects to make the church open to many more people.


    By supporting this most noble cause you will enable the church to remain open.

    Won't this only benefit a few people?

    This will benefit an entire community. The Church is used not only by its regular members of its congregation but the wider community. Our local school next door St Matthias regularly use the church to hold their assemblies.

    The church is home to Stoke Newington's local community choir the Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band. They regularly hold concerts in the church and it would be such a shame if they would not be able to use it.

    Through dissentersN16 have recently started up working with local schools by writing songs to be performed in concert. In April, 3 local schools Betty Layward, Grasmere Primary and William Pattern held a concert right here.

    It would be a shame if these children and more were not able to practice and perform in such a wonderful space.

    A number of concerts are now held in the church making this beautiful church open to many more.

    This project will enable much safer electrics to be placed in the church which in turn would allow more high quality productions to take place in the church and preserving its history as a space for all.

    Tell me more about the history.

    St Matthias has been open for 166 years. it is a grade 1 listed building and was designed by William Butterfield. It was bombed in the 2nd World War but lost its interior, but retained the brickwork which remains as a testament to great victorian engineering.

    Please do support us by donating what you can, and why not visit the church to look around or attend a service.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this.



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      • Anonymous


        Dec 21, 2019

        Visited the church yesterday, beautiful interior with very good stained glass windows, warm and bright. Note that grand total raised so far is £10k so this stream contributes to a community effort.

      • Carrie-Ann Miller

        Carrie-Ann Miller

        Jul 6, 2019

        From your neighbours. 😊


      • Anonymous


        Jun 18, 2019


      • Anonymous


        Jun 18, 2019

      • Ruth Whitehead Associates

        Ruth Whitehead Associates

        Apr 11, 2019

        Looking forward to seeing St Matthias safely wired and beautifully lit, looking its glorious best to enhance everyone's enjoyment of this magnificent building.


      • Anonymous


        Apr 8, 2019

      • Anonymous


        Apr 3, 2019

        This beautiful grade 1 listed church, St Matthias, deserves as much help as necessary in order for the electrical repairs needed to be completed and to keep this community space open. RB


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      Antonio Joseph

      Antonio Joseph

      Stoke Newington, London

      Lifelong Hackney resident. - Member of the PCC of St Matthias and Deanery Synod Representative. - Hackney Deanery Synod Lay Chair. - Member of the London Diocesan Board of Finance - Trustee, Mothers' Union London Diocese

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