St Andrew's Church Development Appeal - December 2017 Update

The Development Appeal

2017 has been a very successful year for fundraising; in fact, the best year since the Appeal was launched in 2012. As at 11th November 2017, over £170,000 has been raised so far this year.

Funds have come from generous villagers and former villagers. from events and activities run by the Friends, from members of the Friends‘ subscriptions and from Trusts and Foundations. The PCC has also made a second contribution from its Fabric Reserves.

The total raised now stands at £450,000, which, with approximately £100,000 of VAT to be recovered under the Chancellor of the Exchequers scheme, takes the total available to £550,000.

The Development Project

Together. the cost of the urgent repairs to St Andrew’s Church and the cost of the original project for improvements in the existing church building and the addition of a new extension to add much-needed resources is estimated at £640,000 including VAT.

So there is still some way to go in terms of raising the remaining sum. Applications have gone out to a number of Trusts and Foundations over the months since the PCC received the Faculty.

St Andrews PCC has made the decision to go ahead with as much of the Project as is affordable at the time of signing the contract, in order to avoid any further increases in building and materials costs. Even if all the work is not done because sufficient funds are not raised, the church building itself will still be returned complete and fully usable at the end of the Project.

St Andrew's Church will be closed from Monday 11th December 2017 in preparation for building work beginning early in 2018. It is expected that the Development Project will take eight months to complete.

The Final Service Before Closing

Everyone is invited to attend the final service before St Andrew‘s closes which will be a Parish Communion at 9.30 am on Sunday 10th December 2017. It‘s a service for the whole community, including young people.

It will be an occasion for thanksgiving. Thanksgiving for the successful outcome of six years of the Appeal and also an opportunity to wish John Jeffery a happy 90th birthday. As everyone will know, John has had a life-long involvement in St Andrews Church, following in the footsteps of other members of the Jeffery Family for over a century and a half.

The service will be followed by refreshments and a celebration cake.

The Festival Of Nine Lessons With Carols

The traditional family carol service by candlelight will take place on Sunday 17th December 2017 at 4.30 pm with choir and organ. As St Andrew’s Church will be closed, the service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Donhead St Mary.

 

George Lisle
Chairman
St Andrew's Church Development Committee
Michael Hockney
Chairman
The Friends of St Andrew's Church

Quiz Supper, Donhead St Andrew - 2nd December 2017

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Annual Village Quiz Supper

Quizmaster: Michael York

on

Saturday 2nd December 2017

at

New Remembrance Hall, Charlton, SP7 0LP

6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

Licensed Bar Fine Wine Raffle Friends Stall

Make up a team of four to six - individual places also available

 Tickets - in advance only: £10.00 and £5.00 for those in full-time education - includes supper - from Elizabeth (telephone: 01747 828201) or Jane (telephone: 01747 828279).

In aid of the St Andrew's Church Development appeal

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St Andrew's Church Development Appeal - October 2017 Update

Appeal Update

Following the granting of a Faculty by the Chancellor of the Diocese of Salisbury in May 2017, the Friends Committee set about writing applications to those Trusts and Foundations that required us to have the Faculty before we could apply. These included a number of Trusts which could potentially give substantial grants. The Committee also wrote to Trusts which allowed a second application in a situation where all the required funds had not been raised. All these applications were completed by the end of July 2017.

In July, we were delighted to receive a second grant, of £5,000, from the Allchurches Trust. Then, in late August came the news that the Heritage Lottery Fund had awarded us a grant of £67,600 - 100% of what we had asked for. The Committee is very grateful to the Allchurches Trust and to the HLF and to all Lottery players for these grants.

With these two grants included, that takes the sum raised as at the 9th September 2017 to £402,000.

The PCC, Development Committee and Friends Committee now await the outcome of the applications to the remaining Trusts and Foundations.

Forthcoming Fundraising Events And Activities

The Village Produce Stall

The stall is open every day until the end of October at Crossrivers and sells a variety of plants, cuttings, seeds, fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Do have a regular look at what’s on offer as the stock changes daily. Chris (tel: 01747 828759) welcomes any contributions for the stall.

Later in the year……..

there will be the very popular Quiz Supper and ‘Call My Wine Bluff’, an evening of wine tasting with three expert bluffers.

Development Appeal Website

The Development Appeal website is regularly updated with the latest news about Appeal events and activities, the funds raised and the architects drawings for the Project. There is also a short video which gives an impression of what the church will look like once the project has been completed.

You can find the Website at www.sacda.uk

Our thanks to everyone in the village for their tremendous support.

George Lisle
Chairman
St Andrew's Church Development Committee
Michael Hockney
Chairman
The Friends of St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's Church Development Appeal - August 2017 Update

Update On The Development Project

On 30th May 2017 the Chancellor of the Diocese of Salisbury granted St Andrew’s Church PCC a Faculty for the Development Project at St Andrew’s Church, approving all the proposals set out by the PCC in its Petition to the Chancellor.

This brings to a conclusion the lengthy process that began in May 2016 when the PCC submitted the final plans for the Development Project to the Diocesan Advisory Committee. The DAC approved the plans without alteration in December 2016, which meant that the PCC was then free to petition the Chancellor for a Faculty. The Petition was lodged in January 2017.

We have now completed the planning and approval stages of the Development Project; another milestone which moves St Andrew’s Church ever closer to completing the Development Project.

Fundraising Update

Once the Faculty had been granted the Friends Committee was free to make applications to Trusts and Foundations that require a Faculty to be in place before those Trusts and Foundations will consider an application for a grant. The Friends Committee began writing those applications in early June with a view to them all being completed and submitted by the end of July.

Forthcoming Fundraising Events And Activities

The programme of fundraising and social events will continue from October 2017.

The Village Produce Stall

The stall is open every day at Crossrivers and sells a variety of plants, cuttings, seeds, vegetables, fruit and cut flowers. Do have a regular look at what’s on offer as the stock changes daily. If you have plants, cuttings, seeds, fruit, flowers or vegetables to contribute, Chris  (telephone: 01747 828739) will be delighted to receive them.

St Andrew’s Church’s Development Appeal Website And Exhibition

Do go on line and have a look at the new website; you can find it at www.sacda.uk If you would like to see the architect’s impression of what the church will look likeafter the Development Project is completed, there is a short video to look at which you can access via the website.

There is an exhibition in St Andrew’s Church which contains the architects plans and elevations and details of the new furnishings and furniture. Do pop in to have a look.

George Lisle
Chairman
St Andrew's Church Development Committee
Michael Hockney
Chairman
The Friends of St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's Church Summer Fete, Donhead St Andrew - 28th August 2017

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St Andrew's Church Summer Fete

Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August 2017
1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

at

Stoney Hills Field, Sans Lane, Donhead St Andrew, SP7 9LL

by kind permission of the Jeffrey Family

BBQ - Beer & Cider - Tea & Cakes
Pony Rides - Duck Shoot - Smash the Crockery
Children’s Fun & Sideshows
Books - Collectables & Bric-a-Brac - Cakes - Clothes & Shoes
Pictures - Plants - Preserves - Toys & Gifts
St Andrew's Church Friends’ Stall
Bottle Tombola - The Big Raffle - Silent auction

The Church Wardens' Wheelbarrow Competition

Bell Street Jazz Band

Classic & Vintage Car and Bike Show Show

Live Auction

St Andrew’s Annual Dog Show

Please do come along and join in the fun!

Raising funds for the Happy Gathering Club, Tisbus, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and St Andrew's Church

 


 

A CALL FOR SUPPORT FOR THE FETE

Collectables & Bric-a-Brac
All items please by 24th August - contact Margaret, telephone: 01747 828761

Cakes
Please make a cake, scones, pies, savouries, biscuits & fudge. Will collect - contact Juliet, telephone 01747 828395

Preserves
Jams, marmalade and chutneys welcomed. Also cookery books - contact Liz, telephone 01747 828685

Plants
We’re after plants, fruit, vegetables, tied bunches, pots & vases, tools & gardening books - contact Ian, telephone 01747 828611

Pictures
Paintings, prints, drawings, frames, sculptures & art books by 24th August - contact Lynda, telephone 01747 829678

Books
Books including children's books, but not dictionaries, manuals or text books, by 24th August - contact John & Jane, telephone 01747 828279

Toys, Games & Gifts
Including DVDs, CDs & records. Please deliver ASAP - contact Katie, telephone 01747 829676

Clothes
Clean good-as-new clothes, shoes & accessories by 24th August - contact Michael, telephone 01747 828833

Bottle Tombola
Bottles of wine, champagne and spirits much appreciated - contact Alastair, telephone 01747 828789

Church Wardens' Wheelbarrow
Offers of bottles of wine please - contact Simon, telephone 01747 828395

Silent Auction
Offers of lots please - contact Elizabeth, telephone 01747 828833


St Andrew's Church Development Appeal - June 2017 Update

Recent Fundraising Events And Activities

House Contents Clearance Sale - Saturday 6th May 2017

Two supporters of the Appeal who are moving to new homes gave china, glass, cutlery, silver, brass, books, pictures, linens, cushions, furniture and all sorts of other household items to the Appeal. The Friends Committee decided to hold a Clearance Sale, which took place in the New Remembrance Hall at Charlton on Saturday 6th May 2017. At 2.00 pm there was a queue of over seventy waiting to come in. Over the next forty-five minutes, we did a roaring trade and then.......that was it!

The sale raised over £600. Thank you to our two generous donors and to the thirty-five villagers who helped on the day.

 

Forthcoming Events And Activities

A Concert of “Music for a Summer’s Evening” with the soprano Andrea Meyer - Saturday 8th July 2017

Full details about the forthcoming concert can be found by clicking here.

The Village Produce Stall

The stall is open every day at Crossrivers and sells a variety of plants, cuttings, seeds, vegetables, fruit and cut flowers. Do have a regular look at what’s on offer as the stock changes daily. If you have plants, cuttings, seeds, fruit, flowers or vegetables to contribute, Chris (tel: 01747 828739) will be delighted to receive them.

 

Update On Appeal Funds Raised To The End Of May 2017

By 1st January 2017, we had raised just over £280,000. The first months of 2017 have seen the Appeal funds grow significantly; with two large donations from villagers, a grant from a charitable trust and a further grant from St Andrew’s PCC. Together these add a further £51,000 to the Appeal Fund.

So, we have now raised a total of just over £331,000.

St Andrew’s PCC would like to thank the many villagers and everyone else who have supported the Appeal in so many ways.

 

St Andrew’s Church’s Development Appeal Website And Exhibition

Do go on line and have a look at the new website; you can find it at www.sacda.uk. If you would like to see the architect’s impression of what the church will look like after the Development Project is completed, there is a short video to look at which you can access via the website.

There is an exhibition in St Andrew’s Church which contains the architect’s plans and elevations and details of the new furnishings and furniture. Do pop in to have a look.

 

Michael Hockney
Chairman, The Friends of St Andrew’s Church

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St Andrew’s Patronal Festival, Donhead St Andrew - 27th August 2017

CrucifixThe Dedication of St Andrew will be celebrated at aCrucifix

Patronal Sung Eucharist

at

St Andrew’s Church, Donhead St Andrew

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Sunday 27th August 2017 at 10.30 am

with choir and organ

The Preacher will be The Very Rev’d Dom Andrew Johnson OSB

The service will be followed by refreshments and celebration cake.  

All are most welcome to attend.


Music for a Summer’s Evening, Donhead St Andrew - 8th July 2017

*** Due to unforseen circumstances, this event has been postponed until a later date *** 

"Music for a Summer’s Evening"

with Andrea Meyer and Saundra Schiller

 Music

Saturday 8th July 2017

St Andrew’s Church, Donhead St Andrew, SP7 9EB

Come and hear the lovely voice of soprano Andrea Meyer, who will be performing a varied programme of music written across the centuries, with piano accompaniment by Saundra Schiller.
A wonderful opportunity for young people to hear and meet the performers.

Bar opens 6.30 pm. Concert starts 7.15 pm

Bar with Pimm’s & Elderflower Fizz    Fine Wine Raffle

 Tickets - including finger food during the interval - £10.00; £5.00 for those in full time education:
from Elizabeth (telephone: 01747 828201), Jane (telephone: 01747 828279)
or Ludwell Village Stores (www.ludwellstores.co.uk/)

In aid of the St Andrew's Church Development Appeal

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House Contents Clearance Sale, Charlton - 6th May 2017

House Contents Clearance

Sale

China, Glass, Cutlery, Silver, Brass, Books,
Pictures, Linens, Cushions And Furniture

Saturday 6th May 2017
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

New Remembrance Hall, Charlton, near Shaftesbury, SP7 OPL

Admission: £1.00

Sale in aid of the St. Andrew's Church Development Appeal, Donhead St. Andrew

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