St Mary’s Improvements and Restoration Fund
As I am sure you are aware, the important 905-year-old church building in Shipton is in desperate need of repairs to the nave and south aisle roof. The problems stem from damp rot and deathwatch beetle which have caused some of the roof timbers to fail. We are also planning to carry out some improvements to
the church to bring the standard of facilities more up to date.
Last December, the WI very kindly helped the church by organising a Christmas Tree Festival which was a great success. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible to repeat that this year. Instead, we are formulating plans for several fundraising initiatives, one of which is a monthly draw.
We are setting up a monthly draw at the very low cost of £36 (12 x £3) per annum membership although it is entirely permissible to hold more than one number thereby increasing your chance of a share in a monthly prize pot! There will be a prize each month of £100.
A further event we are planning is an online Auction of Promises. Further details of that very shortly.
The work is vital to keep our beautiful church building an important feature of our village and anything you can do to help would be hugely appreciated. I hope that you will feel able to adopt a number in the draw. Please return the attached application form to our Treasurer.
Download the application form for the Monthly Draw here: MONTHLY DRAW APPLICATION NOV 20
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