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Fund Raising


Fund raising falls into two major categories.

Subsistence - to raise money to meet our annual Parish Share payment to the Diocese. This allows us to maintain a clergy presence in the parish which satisfies our religious needs and includes:- weekly services and pastoral care as well as special needs such as baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals. The building also needs to be lit and heated as well as requiring day to day maintenance. These costs are generally covered by collections and regular giving to the church and it is important to realise that the small congregation here keeps this church open and available for all members of the village so that when they need it, it is available.

Restoration - All Saints' church Wickhambrook is a Grade I listed building. In the Quinquennial inspection report 2000 it was assessed that the building required £292,700 of work to be undertaken to return it to its former glory. This led to the formation of the Restoration Fund and a "Friends of All Saints' Church" to try and meet these costs. A programme of restoration in three phases was instigated in 2001 and the works carried out over the next four years reaching completion in 2005.

All three phases of the restoration programme, in association with English Heritage, to return the church to its former glory and to make it available for future generations is now complete.

A number of the fund raising events held over the years may be found on the restoration events page.


Donations are always welcome. If you feel you would like to contribute to this most worthy cause please visit the donations page for more information. For general and historic interest there is a list of major donations on the Major Benefactors page.

Last Modified Friday 21 December 2012