How to Donate

From the Appeal Chairman

I believe the Transformation Project will greatly benefit our community as well as those who already use the Church on a regular basis. It will make this wonderful, historic building become better used for many different purposes.

Thanks to the generosity of many people, £302,000 has already been raised. We now need your help to raise the remaining £240,000 to complete the rest of the Transformation Project:

1. The Annexe – new level access to the Church, Lobby, two WC facilities including a toilet for disabled persons and baby changing facilities, the 45-seat Community Room and a small kitchen
2. The Nave – with changes to make it a more flexible community space
3. Re-decoration of the church interior and new floor
4. Landscaping of the Carolin Garden

All donations, from £1 to £10,000 will be very welcome. They will contribute towards upgrading the facilities to support St Mary’s and the wider community for the 21st century.

I hope you feel able to join Rev Erwin Lammens and everyone involved at St Mary’s in this Transformation Project in supporting this Appeal.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss them.

Peter Hill
Chairman, St Mary’s Transformation Appeal

Tel: 01206 823073

How you can help?

You can show your support by:

Making a single donation. To do this, click here  for a downloadable form.

Becoming a monthly supporter and give a donation by standing order. To do this, click here for a downloadable form.

Other ways to help

Business sponsorship. There are various ways businesses can help the Appeal. For more information, click here for a downloadable form.

Support with fundraising events. If you would like to get involved, click here.

Legacy and memory gifts. By leaving St Mary’s a gift in your Will, or in memory of a loved one, you’re helping to sustain an irreplaceable building in the heart of our community for future generations to enjoy. For more information, click here.

You might like to note:

If you are able to Gift Aid your donation, then every £10 is worth an extra £2.50 in tax back to the Transformation Project as St Mary’s Church Wivenhoe is a registered charity no. 1165660.

Please note that all contributions to the Appeal are kept separate from all other monies held by St Mary’s Church.
We will be applying for grants from church bodies and other charitable trusts but the more we can raise from within Wivenhoe, the more likely we are to attract grants from these charitable trusts and foundations.

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