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After the Restoration? - Conservation!

Church House's restoration was completed in November 2005. We have now a beautiful heritage site and community hall, but how do we keep it that way? On a day to day basis, the building must pay its running costs - lighting, heating, cleaning, insurance, etc. In addition, materials and equipment will need replacing and repair. And we must also make provision for future redecoration and thatching costs.

As a heritage site, we must preserve and add to the historical archive and educational material accrued so far and it is our intention to develop material to enhance its coverage to include the grade 1 listed Church of Saint Andrew next door.

We are working to raise the finance for the above in a number of ways :

art classHall bookings - for meetings, parties, educational, training & leisure classes, away days, exhibitions, recitals, talks, etc.

Church House Encounters - a monthly series of enjoyable & stimulating events for the general public

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Fund Raising Events - organised by the Committee or sponsors - the main event being the
Whitsun Church House Ale

Guided Tours (Group or Individual) - of Church House, Saint Andrew's Church and the village of South Tawton

Donations - entry to Church House is free. We have a donations box or you can donate on-line (see below)

Friends of Church House - This group was formed initially to finance the feasibility studies for the restoration and then to contribute towards the match funding required by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Friends are continuing after the restoration to provide a solid, dependable base of funding for our continued activities. If you would like to become a Friend of Church House you can subscribe on-line (see below) or by post.

Sponsorship - Many of our fund raising activities incur costs which reduce any income gained. We welcome all kinds of sponsor partnerships for good and materials (eg catering, printing, etc.), services (eg insurance, publicity, etc.) or for specific events or sections of events. Details

Sale Items - Currently we offer our Guide Book, Church House mugs and a 72 minute DVD of the Church House Restoration. It is planned to add other educational and historical items in the future.

We currently are getting something like 2.500 visits per month on this website. If every website visitor donated just £1 ($2) we would easily cover our running cost expenses and be able to greatly improve our joint Church House/St Andrew's heritage site facilities. We accept all credit card and Pay Pal payments via our secure Pay Pal link.

Just click on the button and give what you can

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Friends of Church House
An annual subscription enrols you as a special supporter of Church House, receiving a twice yearly newsletter, entitlement to discounts at various events throughout the year, special offers on publications etc. and an invitation to the annual 'Friends' social event.
There are three possible types of membership :
 Individual Membership £10
Couple Joint Membership £15

and, for those overseas or living in the UK, too distant to benefit from Church House event
                            Far Friend Member $10/£5

To subscribe and become a Friend of Church House, click on the appropriate button right
and link to our secure Pay Pal site.


Sponsor Partnership
We are open to any sponsor partnership proposal and would welcome hearing from any organisation which might be able to offer their products or services to Church House in return for publicity and/or staff benefits (guided visits, Friends membership, free hall letting, etc.) to our mutual benefit.

To make initial contact for partnership exploratory talks, click the button to the right.

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We will in future be offering certain items - guide books, Restoration DVD, heritage postcards etc. for sale on line. Watch this page for future developments.