Great Somerford’s church needs immediate help. Time, decay, rot, woodworm and the British weather now threaten the future of the most important and prominent building in our village. The roof of this 15th Century Grade 1 listed structure is in a ‘fragile and critical’ state and will not last much longer.
As a priority, £200,000 is needed NOW to carry out vital repairs. That’s why we have launched a major Fundraising Appeal for a building which gives Great Somerford its unique identity. Without it, our village will never be the same.
AND IT DOESN’T STOP THERE… Once weatherproofed, the church needs improvements to the interior to make it fit for purpose in the 21st century. Phase two of the work aims to regenerate the church facilities, not just for churchgoers but to benefit the wider local community. There are currently no mains services or facilities, apart from an old electricity supply and limited central heating by a rather old boiler which has now almost come to the end of its useful life. We therefore need to provide:
- A small kitchen
- Toilet with disabled access
- Updated heating, lighting and electricity supply
- Limited reorganisation of the pews with new flooring, where necessary, will help make the church more user-friendly