We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £2,000 of funding by the Gale Family Charity Trust to help with the restoration and repair of our tower.

The trust, which was set up by Horace, Marjorie and Ronald Gale, focuses its awards in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire, and actively supports:

  • General charitable purposes
  • Religious activities
  • Education/training

They also offer support to:

  • Children/young people
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities

If you would like to support them in their work, you can visit their Total Giving page here .

Date: 6th March 2017

Source: Patricia Goulding

Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust LogoThe Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust has offered us a grant of £5,000 towards the cost of repairing and restoring our historic tower.

They also made an equally generous grant of £5,000 on behalf of the Wixamtree Trust, for whom they act as agents.

"Beds and Herts have a rich heritage of ancient buildings - and some impressive modern ones too - all of which need to be kept in good condition to allow them to function as places of worship and be an obvious Christian presence in our communities. A well maintained church makes a powerful statement to the world outside." 

This is not the first time that the Trust has helped us - they have previously contributed to the re-roofing of our nave, and they have also helped the Shefford Methodist Church with urgent repairs.

We have regularly supported the Trust in their annual "Bike & Hike" fundraising event, both as a venue for participants to call in for refreshment (and make use of our 'facilities'), and by our parish members raising sponsorship for cycling and our now famous 'Betty Push'.

Date: 8th March 2017

Source: Patricia Goulding