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All Saints’ Church Staplehurst – Tower Turret Appeal

GREAT NEWS:

Thanks to the generosity of the village community and a number of grant giving bodies, together with a lot of money from the Friends of All Saints, we now have raised 90% of the funds required to complete the restoration work.

The PCC has been reassured that the work can go ahead as a contingency fund had been calculated into the amount estimated for the work and also that the Friends would cover further costs. On those terms the PCC agreed for the work to start as soon as possible in order for it to be completed this summer (text adapted).

As there is an outstanding 10% still to be raised, our fund-raising efforts continue as we still need several thousand pounds, but we do hope to see the scaffolding going up in a few weeks’ time.

The work will restore the timbers of the turret roof and its small spire and weathervane, the decaying stonework of the turret including the broken door lintel which holds up the spire, and the tower roof itself. Although the work is critical to the safety of the turret of this grade 1 listed building, we receive no support from the wider church organisation.

If you can, please help us to save this 12th century iconic building-

  • Card donations via www.parishgiving.org.uk, enter ‘Staplehurst All Saints’, as the parish name and select the one-off gift option. All money received though this will go to the tower turret fund.
  • Cash or cheques to ‘All Saints Staplehurst PCC’, in an envelope marked ‘Turret’, placed in the wall safe in the church porch or in the plate during services.
  • Mobile Phone Text Pay – send, ‘Tower X’ to 70490 (replace X with the number of pounds that you would like to donate, from 1 to 20).
    • Not all phone contracts support text pay.
    • Check with contract holder before sending money.

Many thanks for your continuing support

Tony Henley, Buildings and Grounds, All Saints Staplehurst

We have launched an appeal to restore the turret on top of the tower. Much of the stone around the Turret door is flaking and the lintel above the door is broken. The door frame has been strengthened temporarily with a secondary frame to ensure the stability of the turret, but the lintel and the stone of the jambs need to be replaced urgently.

Download the Tower Turret Appeal Leaflet

The Church on the hill, All Saints’ Church Staplehurst Kent, stands in the center of the village atop a hill.

The Church is at the south end of the village just a short walk off the A229, a Roman road that forms the main high street. It dates from the early part of the last Millennium; the south door has been dated to around 1050 and displays some very fine early ironwork on it.

They say that the church was built around 1100. It served the farms which evolved from dens or pasture land used by herdsmen from the area around Maidstone. It is older than the village.

The Anglo-Saxon charters mention specific dens Spilsill and Aydhurst, while the name Staplehurst was first recorded in 1226.

Prayers for God’s blessing for same-sex couples

All Saints Staplehurst wishes details of the church and its services to be listed on the Changing Attitude web site as a congregation as open and welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.” See our Inclusive Church page.

All Saints PCC, 4th March 2009

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