Holy Cross, Durley
FUNDRAISING EVENT: OUTDOOR THEATRE PERFORMANCE 23rd JULY 2021
A Church Surveyors report, has found that we need to replace the main roof tiles of the church, repair the bell tower and rebuild the Lych Gate. This will cost us approximately £85,000, of which the Church and The Friends of Holy Cross Church, have already raised nearly £70,000. We are going to launch shortly a fund raising campaign with various initiatives to raise the additional £15,000 required. Details of which will be published soon but will include the Church Fete on 4th September and an outdoor performance of HMS Pinafore by the Illyria Outdoor Theatre Company on 23rd July.
Date for your diary: Due to the uncertainty over the lifting of the lockdown, Durley Church Fete has been postponed to Saturday 4th September
Thank you to everyone who supported all our fund-raising activities for Durley Church in 2020.
The Driveway Sales, Silent Auctions, Cream Teas, Plant Stalls, Cake Sales, Grand Draw, eBay Sales and other activities raised a staggering total of £13,723.95. In addition, there were lots of generous donations totalling £7,153.80.
The fund-raising total (without the donations) is more than was raised in 2019!
The members of the church congregation (and others) also support the church with regular giving throughout the year and thanks must go to them too.
Finally thanks to everyone involved in the production and distribution of the Parish magazine which also makes a profit for church funds.
All this means that overall we raised enough to keep the church finances in the black and add a considerable amount to the Roof Fund. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of so many people in the village (and beyond).
Thank you again.
We welcome donations at any time and you can give through Just Giving or send donations to Brian Page, Hurstdale, Botley Road, Horton Heath, Eastleigh SO50 7DN; cheques payable to PCC Durley.
If you are a taxpayer we can claim an extra 25% of the value of your donation from the Inland Revenue (at no extra cost to you) through the Gift Aid scheme. If you would be willing to Gift Aid your donation, please include your name and address with your donation so that Brian can send you a Gift Aid form. (If you donate through Just Giving they deal with the Gift Aid).
We are continuing to sell larger/more valuable/antique items on eBay in aid of the church. If you have any suitable items that you would be willing to donate, we will be happy to sell them in an eBay auction. Please contact Gill Mulley (01489 860587).