Sywell Church Roof Appeal


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...


The roof alarm has been fitted and, due to the Covid-19 restrictions and Church of England's guidance on building works at this time, the installation of the lead roofs has been put on hold.  Once we have a new date for this project, we'll publish it here and in the Sywell & Overstone newsletter.  We're looking forward to being able to celebrate the completion of this work.  Whilst we wait, our beautiful church remains safe - thanks to the two layers of felt roofing.

If you would like to organise an event or have fundraising ideas for the church, contact Paul Groom on 07976 738986 or email

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.

Thank you for your marvellous support.

Sywell Church serving the village for over 800 years.


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