St Mabyn Village News

News from the village of St.Mabyn in North Cornwall...

Saturday, September 01, 2007

St Mabyn Church Restoration Appeal

They all say it is the last twenty five thousand which is the most difficult! but it simply means we are redoubling our efforts and are very encouraged as the first responses arrive to the letters to Brides, Babies (who were baptised there) and former residents. There is a clear understanding that nothing "just happens" and there isn't Someone out there who will do Something! The Someone is Us and the Something is Raising the Money! We have often been asked what work needs to be done, as not much is visible from a quick lookand so Richard Jenkin has put together a display, in the church, of photographs, taken mainly by our architect, of the parts of the roof which are not easily visible, and show clearly what needs to be done. Many thanks to him - do take a look when you are next in the village. The huge cost arises from the size of the building, and its ancient listed state, requiring craftsmen and lots of scaffolding.

Warmest thanks also to Pauline Kent, Phil Tizzard, Roger Nicholls and Roy Dinshaw for a truly lovely concert of Classical Favourites. Those of you who missed it will have another opportunity as they are performing the same programme on 8 September in St Thomas' Church, Camelford. The audience came from a wide area - including two ladies from Falmouth who had read about it in Inside Cornwall and declared themselves delighted.

We look forward to the final concert in the Summer Music programme on 22 September with the Wadebridge Male Voice Choir.

We are saying our prayers that the monies will have been raised by the end of the year and so are planning our End of Appeal celebration! Bishop Bill, out Patron retires at Easter and we all want to thank him for his support and so we are holding a party, in the church of course! on the evening of Friday 29 February - and everyone is warmly invited to attend. More details closer to the time.

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