We have now come through the 'honeymoon' period of the Restoration, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other donors, and now are having to face the fact that we need to raise sizable amounts of cash both to keep the building in the splendid condition that its in (repairs, re-thatching, heating, insurance, cleaning, etc.) but also to improve the Heritage Site visitor and educational facilities and to consolidate this listed Grade 2* building with the Grade 1 church of St Andrew next door.
We are raising money by lettings, events such as the Church House Ale above and sales and donations from the public on our Open Days Wednesdays and Sundays. This is all being achieved by a hard working band of volunteers including your Committee.
However, we need a solid base to work from and this is being provided by "The Friends of Church House" group which was formed to provide the initial cash, which got the whole restoration started. This, at present, is a small group of only about 50 dedicated people. We need to increase that, at least 5 fold to ensure our bills will be covered. The group has now been extended to include "Far Friends", people abroad or elsewhere in this country who cannot regularly attend (if at all) but still care for their heritage.
Details can be found on the Conservation page of this site. Please, if you are not already a Friend, join us now. If you are, please get a neighbour or relative to join. If you all did that, we would at least double our support. You would not be doing it for us but to conserve the Heritage of yourselves, your children and your grandchildren