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St Edmund's
Raise the Roof Appeal

Bring and Buy Sales on the 1st Sunday of each month at 11.15am. Summer Fair, Jubilee Weekend events, Quiz and more - details on our calendar of events here.

Thank you to everyone who supported Phase 1!

Why do we need an appeal?  Quite simply, our roofs are leaking and the rain is coming in. We need to raise funds to keep our Church and Hall buildings available for the benefit of the whole community.


There is a lot of work ahead of us, so have split it into 2 phases.


Phase 1 is the most urgent work; the replacement of the flat roofs where the rain is coming in now - we have completed fundraising for this phase and work began on 23rd May 2022 and is expected to take about 6 weeks depending upon the weather...


Phase 2 - What, when and how much?

Phase 2 includes work which must be completed in the next couple of years. This includes:


  • Complete replacement of the Hall and Lady Chapel tiled pitched roofs and guttering

  • The replacement of the flat roofs above the Church vestries and guttering

  • The replacement of the leaking cascading roofs above the Lady Chapel altar

  • Concrete repairs around windows

  • Safety rail for the Church carpark


A budget estimate has been received and the cost is approximately £250,000 including VAT.    


We already have £42,000 thanks to previous fundraising efforts and contributions from St Edmund's organisations.


Our remaining fundraising target for Phase 2 is £208,000 and we will be applying for grants alongside other fundraising activities to help us reach this goal. 

What can I do?


  • If you are able, please consider making a donation to help directly towards the Phase 2 target

  • Support St Edmund’s Fundraising Events over the coming months.

We will provide regular updates on the progress of this Appeal in Church, here on the website and in newsletters and social media.

Please keep in touch with us


E-mail RaiseTheRoof@saintedmundschurch.org.uk  and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Appeal, the work involved and its progress.


A final thought...

St Edmund’s was originally built through the generosity of the people of this Parish (many giving a Shilling a Week!).  In this generation’s hour of need, we are appealing once again to the people of the whole Parish and beyond to join us in preserving our buildings, for the benefit of all our local community, those who watch our services online and for the Christian mission of this Church serving generations to come.


Thank you – we are grateful for your support