Giving, appeals and future development plans
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)
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.
Or please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
“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.
Following our five year inspection of the Church building we have been advised to make some alterations to Victorian gutterings, and enhance drainage to improve on damp. Recent work to cut back ivy has revealed damage to our church brick and flint wall which we hope to repair this year. Some of this work will be eligible for grants but we will need to raise a certain amount ourselves to maintain our beautiful church and provide a welcoming and comfortable experience for those who worship at, or visit, St Andrew’s.
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 church warden Emma Todd at email@example.com
Face of an Angel – We are hoping to raise £900 to work with Salisbury Cathedral Glass to repair the broken stained glass window by Clayton & Bell and reinstate the face of the angel depicted in the western light.
2018 future developments
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.”
With this ethos at the heart of the decisions we make, we are hoping to launch a major development project in 2018 to upgrade the 1960s lighting, and Victorian heating, improve facilities and space for hospitality and fellowship, and to build a small loo cabin in the car park. Please help us!
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. The CBT were responsible for the majority of the financing of the 2016 restoration of the wall murals.
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 2018 we are hoping to enhance our lighting (including the restoration of lighting in the choir pews) 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. 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 both the building and the mission.
We acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and his/her executors feel most appropriate to. 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 Emma Todd, our church warden on 01264 781517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org