Thanks largely to the huge generosity of the village community and congregation, we are halfway to our target. The aim, you will remember, is to make essential repairs to the roof and stonework of our eight-hundred-year old church, to replace the failed church boiler and the Tom Hauley Room heating with a modern, low-carbon, radiant heating system, to rewire the church and fit efficient LED lighting, and at the same time to install an audio-visual system for everyone using the church and Tom Hauley Room.
By adding every possible pound from Harbury Church’s own modest funds, our current total approaches a hundred thousand.
But we need twice that. And in these strange times, we cannot be as confident of matched funding from charities as we were before the corona pandemic. All benefactors take time to approve their funding, and we can’t afford to wait.
This is why we are asking those of you who have not yet contributed, to please make a payment to help heat, rewire and repair All Saints, Harbury. Ladbroke church has achieved miracles with its appeal, and its work is underway. But we cannot be sure of achieving the grants they have secured.
You may have put our leaflet aside, or forgotten it, or planned to give later. So please, if you can, support this essential work by your donation, with:
Cash or a cheque (payable to Harbury Church) to Liz McBride, our Treasurer, at 1 Park Lane, CV33 9HX, or:
A BACS transfer to:
- Bank account name: HARBURY CHURCH
- Sort code: 40-42-15
- Account number: 90414298
- Reference: HLS
If you can GiftAid your donation (to increase every £100 given by £25) please contact Liz McBride (01926 612421 or email@example.com).
Each month we have been sharing with you peoples’ experiences of Harbury church. This time, it’s part of the church outreach ‘Messy Church’ (sadly, on hold at present).
“Messy Church operates out of the Tom Hauley Room and the Church one Sunday afternoon every month. Children together with their parents and grandparents enjoy Bible stories, arts and crafts, and games followed by a meal.
Our young adult helpers play a key role and when asked what they enjoy about helping, they replied:
*It’s rewarding and gives us a sense of responsibility.
*We love being around the children, and working with them is a chance for us to let go – you simply can’t think about anything else.
*There’s a real sense of family among the children, parents and helpers.
*It’s an opportunity to be a bit of a kid ourselves!
*Parents enjoy chatting together and all the adults have fun joining in the activities and being a bit creative”.
I shall be happy to receive brief stories like those above on ‘What Harbury Church means to me’ at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Saints Harbury Parochial Church Council