All Saints HLF Urgent Repair Project – How can I help?

We welcome both practical and financial support for our All Saints Heritage Lottery Fund Repair Project. There are a number of ways in which you can help:

Financial

a) Make a donation on line to the ‘Friends of All Saints’ who are committed to supporting the project. You can do this by logging onto mydonate.bt.com and then searching for Friends of All Saints Perpetual Fabric Fund.

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b) Send a cheque made payable to ‘All Saints Snodland’ to the Rector, stating in an accompanying note that you would like the money to go specifically towards this project.

c) Join The Friends of All Saints (You can find their contact details on this website) and make a regular donation, monthly or annually. We need to create a strong group of Friends for the ongoing maintenance of the church after the urgent repair work has been completed, and regular donations are undoubtedly one of the best ways in which we will be able to ensure a secure future for the church.

Practical Help:

In conjunction with the 2016-2017 HLF urgent repair project, we are planning to develop All Saints Church as a community resource, and to increase the number and range of visitors from Snodland and further afield, both children and adults, who use it.

We see the church, standing as it does at a strategic river crossing on the Pilgrims Way, not only as a potentially exciting venue for cultural and educational activities, but also as a place where people will be able to come to reflect upon their journey of life regardless of their religious faith or background.

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming:

a) Welcomers to help man the church at weekends and to assist with refreshments

b) Guides (training provided) who are able to give informative tours of the church to both individual visitors and groups.

c) Local Musicians interested in contributing to concerts to be held in the church

d) Coordinator of Talks to be held in the church (assistants also needed)

e) Local Artists interested in their work being exhibited in the church

f) People with a background in education who can assist with the ‘Journey of Life’ educational programme (on pilgrimage) for schools and adult groups which we are currently developing.

g) People with an interest in fostering the wildlife in and around the churchyard.

h) Volunteers to join our Maintenance Team – helping with such jobs as cleaning the church and the brasses and clearing the gutters when necessary.

For all inquiries please contact the Rector, the Revd Hugh Broadbent

Tel: 01634 240232;    E-mail: hughbroadbent@hotmail.com