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Restoring the Roof - Lent 2024 Appeal

A roof does not last forever, not even a lead roof. The south roof was last replaced in 1862, but it has now become ineffective against storms and heavy rainfall. You may have noticed the bowls placed around the building to catch the leaks and drips. In 2020, temporary repairs were made to the roof, on the advice of our architects. However, these were only expected to last four to five years, and right on cue, we find that the roof is leaking again and bowls and towels are not a long-term solution!

To replace the roof, we need to raise just under £300,000. This may seem daunting, but is not so frightening when broken into stages. Advice from experienced fundraisers and the Diocese is that the first stage is proving that the community of All Saints is committed and loves our church building. For this first stage, our target is £100,000, and the good news is that we have already raised £80,000, so our next challenge is to raise £20,000 over the Easter Season.

Once we have raised the first £100,000, we will be able to approach the large charitable trusts that support heritage projects. We plan to tell these trusts about our growing congregation, the children who meet in the Burton Chapel, and the high standard of music but how all of these things are at risk unless we get a new roof.

How You Can Help

As we enter the season of Lent, it is a good time to review the progress of the South Roof project and consider the next steps for this fundraising. This year, our church wardens and ministry team are asking for Easter gifts to be given to the south roof fund. 

A gift could be made in any of the following ways:

  • Bank transfer to the church account, using the reference ROOF. Account name: Loughborough Parish Church, Sort Code: 40-30-24, Account Number: 41857754.

  • Cheque made out to Loughborough Parish Church, please place in an envelope marked ‘Treasurer Roof’ and give to the church wardens or Bridget. Alternatively, you could send cheques by post to: The Treasurer at The Parish Church, Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough LE11 1PL.

If you would like to know more, please speak to Bridget in church, or email [email protected].