Giving, appeals and future development plans

Get Involved

We would love your involvement at St Andrew’s. There are all sorts of opportunities for being involved in our services, giving practical help, supporting our magazine, joining our talented and friendly creative flower team, helping with upkeep of the church garden, up and coming events, Summer Markets and deepening faith with fellowship groups. (include bell-ringing, d of e)

Giving

Are you on our Electoral Roll? We’d love you to be if you live near to Nether Wallop and worship at St Andrew’s. Please contact Stephen Todd, our Electoral Roll Officer, or download a form.

Download of Electoral Roll Form

Or please do get in touch at info@standrewsnetherwallop.co.uk

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7”

All financial contributions, big or small, are gratefully received. As you can imagine the upkeep of our historic church is considerable. The most helpful way of giving to St Andrew’s is on a regular basis to enable us to plan ahead, and (where appropriate) through the Gift Aid scheme.
During 2021 with the generous support of the Nether Wallop community and various grant bodies we were able to complete a full re-tiling of the Chancel Roof. We also repaired some lead flashing and completed repairs related to an attempted lead theft in October.  The repair to the Face of the Angel in the Clayton and Bell window has been commissioned and is awaiting approval from the diocese.

We have a number of repair projects we would like to complete in 2022 including:

  • Repair of the external church wall
  • Plaster repair and redecoration of the north aisle.
  • Plaster repair and redecoration of St Andrew’s porch.
  • Dismantling the rotten panelling in the children’s corner and repairing the plaster (circa £3,000).
  • Major damp repair in the vestry.
  • Replacement of the stained chipboard above the original chancel (above the choir stalls) with lime plaster.
  • Redecoration of the chancel and repaired of blasted plaster.

In addition we would like to renew our church wiring and lighting to enable us to light the medieval wall murals and restore the lighting in the choir stalls..

Our wish is to maintain our beautiful church and provide a welcoming and comfortable experience for those who worship at, or visit, St Andrew’s.

Legacies

If you would like to discuss leaving a legacy to St Andrew’s please do read our St Andrew’s Legacy Policy and contact our Treasurer, John Waits, or our Church Warden, Alix Johnson or our Fabric Officer, Emma Todd at info@standrewsnetherwallop.co.uk

Some years ago, Richard Sawyer, wrote a highly informative and interesting guide book to St Andrew’s Church which is available on request. In the acknowledgement, he wrote of our lovely historic church: St Andrew’s “has been enlivened for nearly a thousand years by the many changes in the way the liturgy has been presented and the constant changes in decorative treatment and architectural setting for worship. I trust that those who will, and indeed must, make future changes to keep the church alive, will continue to blend the traditions of the past with the needs of the moment.”

St Andrew’s is fortunate in having the support of The Church Building Trust, a charitable organisation which contributes financial support to major structural and conservation projects at St Andrew’s.

St Andrew’s Legacy Policy

At St Andrew’s, we welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small and we promise to use your gift to make a difference to our church. Our PCC Legacy Document is to use the gifts to help fund significant development projects. In 2022 we are hoping to enhance our lighting and renew our rewiring and to improve our heating system – to focus on heating our congregation and not the whole church building*.

Since needs change over the years, we encourage you to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of St Andrew’s rather than for restricted purpose, however if there is a particularly project close to your heart your gift can be directed to this. Or when the time comes, we will work with your executors to honour specific areas of your interest (e.g music, conservation, restoration, children, church mission, or aid). You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to the future of St Andrew’s Church

We acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and his/her executors feel most appropriate. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous if the donor prefers.

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and how/if you would like your gift to be acknowledged please contact Alix Johnson, Emma Todd or John Waits on info@standrewsnetherwallop.co.uk