Eastnor village is seeking to raise £285,00 to fund essential repairs to its ancient and beautiful church, as well as to improve the church’s facilities to allow for wider use.
The first phase of the project will concentrate on repairs to the 13th / 14th century tower. Unlike the rest of the church, the tower did not benefit from refurbishment by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the mid-19th century and is now in urgent need of repair.
The second phase will improve church’s facilities, including a WC, a servery, an upgrade of the church’s heating system to improve efficiency and the installation of a PA system and wi-fi.
The important architectural and monumental features of the church are being catalogued and photographed professionally. This heritage material will be made available in printed and digital formats to enable wider access. An introductory video will be made on the history of the church, including a record of the restoration works and virtual tour of the tower.
With committed funding of £251,000 already in place, it is expected repair work will begin in June 2020 and that the project will be completed by mid-2021.
The village has raised around a quarter of the total funding required and is very grateful for the generous support it has had from private, local and national charities, including:
How to Donate
There is still around £35,000 to raise to fund the project fully.
Donations can be made by bank transfer to
Account: St. John the Baptist, Eastnor
Bank: Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, Hereford
Sort Code: 30-94-14
Account number: 01636341
Reference: Church Tower
Alternatively, please pay by cheque to St. John the Baptist, Eastnor and send by post to Humphrey Britton Johnson, Treasurer, Parochial Church Council, Mistletoe Cottage, Clencher’s Mill Lane, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RR
For all donations, UK taxpayers are requested to download and complete the charity gift aid declaration form via the link below and return a completed copy by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the PCC Treasurer at the address above.
UK taxpayers charity gift aid declaration form here.