The history of the iconic St Peter and St Paul’s church in Great Somerford stretches back more than 500 years.
Today’s fundraising appeal bears the logo 2020 Vision… That’s how long it will take to repair and regenerate our church and safeguard its future for generations to come.
We have already started to apply for grants from charity, heritage and government sources to help cover part of the cost. Support is, however, usually only given on a match-funded basis. This means our community needs to work together to raise enough money to show we are determined to save this important building at the heart of our village.
The fundraising campaign will stretch over the next five years. Events and activities include planned Quiz nights, Open Gardens, Choir concerts, Beer Festival, Bridge afternoon and even a dance to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday next year.
Another important revenue-raising idea is to seek sponsors for new roof tiles with a record of donors to be displayed in the church. That’s just the start. It will be hard work, but it will be fun and we know our local community will be generous – as always – not just with their time, but with their ideas, energy, enthusiasm. And cash.
Please let us know how you can help.