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In August 2016, the lead was stolen from the nave and south aisle roofs of St. Peter and St. Paul church, Sywell. The roofs were covered in tarpaulin to keep as much of the rain out as possible whilst we could arrange a watertight solution. This turned out to be two layers of felt which will keep the church watertight for the time being. The inside of the church has been repainted and cleaned (thank you to all who helped with this).
Your village church is open for Sunday and seasonal services, and christenings, weddings and funerals.
Just before Christmas we had the great news that we'd been awarded a grant up to £10,000 towards the cost of two new lead roofs and a roof alarm system. Excluding the cost of the VAT (which - should be - covered by another a grant making scheme), we have reached our original fund-raising target. All we have left to cover is any inflation on the various tenders. Thank you to all who have given, run events or are planning events. Our total is now...
Our aim is to have the new roofs and alarm installed by end September 2019. It would be lovely to be able to celebrate the restoration of the church in the autumn with a big service of celebration. Do watch out for the details.
Do also look out for a piano concert that Sara Curtis and the church are hoping to put on in the Spring. It's very much in the early planning stages. More details to follow as the event takes shape.
If you would like to organise an event or have fundraising ideas, contact Paul Groom on 07976 738986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a donation, please send it to:
Tony Noble, PCC Treasurer, 40 Ashley Lane, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7TJ.
Cheques should be made payable to Sywell and Overstone PCC.
Sywell Church serving the village for over 800 years.