Give me shelter! Church and Churchyard Project Newsletter No.1
Our Give me shelter! Church and Churchyard Project is happening!!
Join our project at St. Mary-at-Finchley
Over the coming weeks and months, we will be inviting you to become a part of the history of our ancient parish by contributing towards one or more of the following:
- VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
- PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS
- DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is contributing £250,000 to our project and LB Barnet another £100,000.
St. Mary’s has already contributed £264,000 but we still need to raise another £200 000 to be able to complete our project.
Repair and restoration
Fixing the leaking roof of our Grade II* listed church.
Conservation work for seven Grade II listed monuments.
Partnership with Barnet Mencap
Using the garden for horticultural learning and social groups.
Developing easy-to-read printed and audio heritage guides.
A community garden
Creating a courtyard garden in front of the church, for our community, as a place of peace and refuge.
Waymarking and publicising a historic footpath
Connecting seven schools to St. Mary’s and linking with the Capital Ring/Dollis Valley paths to form a 5-mile circular route.
Digitising churchyard burial Information
An interactive map and photos, to give world-wide access to history enthusiasts.
Republishing heritage literature and Images
Sharing St. Mary’s fascinating history so it is accessible locally, nationally and internationally.
Who is needed and what type of skills?
- People to help with researching, typing and photography.
- People with educational, music and gardening skills.
- History and genealogy enthusiasts and writers.
- Walkers, runners (and dogs) to test the routes & report back.
- Someone to set up a survey about the routes on Survey Monkey.
- Someone to contact schools about the walking routes.
Community Action …
To offer your services as a volunteer, click here
Click here if you are interested in promoting your business