Give me shelter! Church and Churchyard Project Newsletter No.2
Give me shelter! Church and Churchyard Project
Fundraising for our project
As we celebrate the gifts of the harvest this Sunday 1st of October, please consider whether you are able to donate any extra money towards our Give me shelter! Church and Churchyard Project now that it is finally happening, thanks to our £250,000 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Donations can be given at all services on the day and can also be brought in person to church through the afternoon.
Your donation will help to ensure we can complete ALL aspects of the project (including work on the interior of the church).
We are also delighted to update you with further good news. Following a previous grant of £100,000, the London Borough of Barnet has agreed to award St. Mary-at-Finchley an additional £45,250.
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:
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.
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