St.Giles’, St.Bartholomew’s & St.Mary’s | REFURBISHMENT PROGRESS: 9 July 2024
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REFURBISHMENT PROGRESS: 9 July 2024

A NEW LOOK FOR ST GILES’ CHURCH – LATEST UPDATE!

 

As you will know, we are working to ease our building into the 21st century, without destroying its character and purpose, as a place of worship, reflection, and peace.

We are building a small extension to create a disabled toilet and baby changing area, altering the inner doors to increase the interior view from the porch, creating a refreshment point at the back of the building, and freeing-up a large flexible space.

We will offer the church to the community for children’s and small group activities, for meetings, and for concerts and similar larger events, with up-to-date facilities and space to be both formal and informal.  From September the church and these facilities will be open every day for those who visit the churchyard, who walk and cycle from our car park, and for those who wait in their cars whilst their children are at activities in the church hall – come in for a coffee, do!

Cooper-Whyte Conservation Ltd are carrying out the work, and they are cracking on with it, as you can see from the pictures below! (pictures from early July).

 

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Whilst we have some funds available, and we are doing all we can to raise more through grant-funding and ‘St Giles’ Entertains’, we still need to raise a substantial amount of money.  We have launched a ‘crowdfunding page’ to help overcome the deficit.

You will be able to find this at ‘https://crowdfunder.co.uk/p/st-giles-church-whittington-620044’ from 20th July.

Only with your help can we make our beautiful and much-loved church accessible and sustainable for the 21st century.

Please help us to deliver this project, and please join us on this exciting journey!

Thank you very much.

David Clarke – Churchwarden

 

Date

July 9, 2024