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Posted September 16th, 2023

Be a part of Finchley’s history!

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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:


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.

Get involved…

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Repair and restoration

Fixing the leaking roof of our Grade II* listed church.
Conservation work for seven Grade II listed monuments.

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Using the garden for horticultural learning and social groups.
Developing easy-to-read printed and audio heritage guides.

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A community garden

Creating a courtyard garden in front of the church, for our community, as a place of peace and refuge.

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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.

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Digitising churchyard burial Information

An interactive map and photos, to give world-wide access to history enthusiasts.

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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

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