Restoration and repair of St. Bartholomew’s, which is a Grade One listed medieval building, costs thousands of pounds, over the last few years maintaining the building has been reliant on  a major fund raising effort  by a small team of people in Brisley. Just keeping the church going on a day-to-day basis including a proper maintenance schedule typically costs £13,000 a year and we receive no regular help from outside the parish.

Until now we have managed with support from village fund raising events and an occasional charity grant but we now have just discovered that, after being patched up over several years, the South Aisle roof is about to fall in. Although we have had it made safe, it will have to be largely replaced and the total repair plus the replacement of drains (which are completely broken and causing so much damp in the church they have contributed to the damage to the roof) will be about £300,000. Sadly, although the roof is safe for now, it is still leaking and is causing further damage to valuable wall paintings and medieval painted timbers.

Any donation, small or large, is gratefully received and all of the money will go to maintain Brisley’s unique and beautiful building.

If you would like to help, please make your donation to the Church Treasurer details below.

If you are a UK tax payer, please consider using the form below- we can then claim 25p tax-back.

 

To: St. Bartholomew’s Church, Brisley.

St. Bartholomew’s Restoration Fund: Miss J Rollestone, Treasurer, Shoemakers Cottage, Church Street, Brisley NR20 5AA

 

I am a UK taxpayer, please regard the enclosed as a Gift Aid donation

 

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Thank you for helping us keep this important landmark open for everyone to enjoy.

 

Mary Carden

Archivist

Marycarden1@icloud.com