The parish church of central Finchley
26 Hendon Lane, Finchley, London N3 1TR

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Posted October 11th, 2023

Join us at St Mary at Finchley

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Important dates…

Our fundraising concert at St Mary-at-Finchley is on Saturday 14th October 6pm – we hope to see you there!

Join us for coffee on Sunday 29 October in St Mary’s Hall, after the 10am service, where you will receive further news about fundraising activities.

Please also note that the application deadline for the jobs advertised at the bottom of this newsletter is Thursday 12th October – please share this newsletter with anybody who you think is suitable for either job.

Finally, to nominate us to win £1000, please click on our Benefact Group card below and press the “Nominate a charity for £1000” button. The more entries we receive before Sunday 17 December 2023, the greater chance we have of winning!

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Get involved…

Over the coming weeks and months, we will continue inviting you to become a part of the history of our ancient parish by contributing towards one or more of the following:

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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

Job Adverts …

Application deadline Thursday 12 October
To apply for the post of Heritage Activities Coordinator, click here
To apply for the post of Evaluation Officer, click here


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