The 2015 All Saints Heritage Lottery Fund Urgent Repair Project has now successfully been completed. However, a second phase will still be needed to tackle low level repairs to the old entrance porch, stonework around the windows and drainage.Ongoing support therefore is still very much needed and appreciated.
There are a number of ways in which you can help:
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.
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 the repair and maintenance of All Saints Church.
c) Join The Friends of All Saints (You can find their contact details on this website) and make a regular donation, monthly or annually – whatever you can afford. We need to create a strong group of Friends for the ongoing repair and maintenance of the church, and regular donations are undoubtedly one of the best ways in which we will be able to ensure a secure future for the church.
Following on from the 2016-2017 HLF urgent repair project, we are continuously seeking 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 look upon our 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 as a place where people will be able to come to reflect upon their journey of life regardless of their religious faith or background.
Volunteers are needed as:
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) Speakers for Talks to be held in the church (assistants also needed)
e) Local Artists interested in their work being exhibited in the church
f) Teachers and 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org