A New Parish Centre

Fundraising Events 2021


We hope to resume on every fourth Tuesday of the month when we can in 2021.

The Coffee Mornings have been so popular and are certainly missed by many people.  Thank you for your support.

In the Centre from 10:30 am until 12:00 noon – £2.50 for drink and cake

Come and join us for tea, coffee, cake, chat, and more. Come with friends, make new friends, and help raise money for a new Parish Centre.

November 2020 – Regeneration News

Getting closer to a new Parish Centre … despite the pandemics and lockdowns.

Work continues and the detailed mechanical and electrical designs are at this moment being prepared by our specialists. As far as possible we will try to work with local firms. Over the coming weeks our structural engineer will be conducting ground tests, prior to compiling his plans. These detailed plans will enable the quantity surveyor to cost every element of the new building. Finally, we will have the exact total we must raise to build the new hall. Thus fundraising now becomes the main focus of the Regeneration Committee over the coming months.

We have submitted an application for a Community Infrastructure Levy Grant to cover structural engineering fees and building control inspection fees. While our social events are on hold for the present, the work continues to raise funds towards the ongoing cost of the building’s design.

We are most grateful to the three parishioners of St Mary’s Church who have donated during October a total £4,100. Many thanks as well to the wonderful ladies of Stokes Bay WI, who have raised £3,200 for our fund.

Overall, our finances remain in a good shape with cash balances of £98,434 being more than sufficient to cover the known costs to the contract and tendering stage of the build. That said, it is probable that further costs will work through that we have not budgeted for at present, and we are constantly looking for regulation friendly schemes to keep the cash coming in.

Social events are planned in outline for next year and will include the Quiz and Sea Shanties when permitted. We hope to feature again the, ever popular, Garden Walkabout, next July. This should be great way to celebrate the work so many of our supporters have put into their gardens this year. More information will be available as soon as possible.

For the present we are looking at merchandise such as cards and notelets, to provide an income to the fund. If you would be prepared to donate your local photos, painting or even a child’s drawing we could use to make notelets for sale in aid of the Regeneration Fund, it would be much appreciated. Please reply to this email.

As soon as possible we should also like to stage a local exhibition. ‘A Moment in Time – What have you done in the lockdowns?’ Maybe you have taken amazing photos of the area or your garden, giant pumpkins, the birds, your pet , painted a picture, made a quilt or made a garden seat or sculpture. We would like to know. When we come out the other side, we would like to hold an exhibition of photos and objects in the Parish Centre. We don’t need to know now, but please bear this in mind while “doing things”.

If you have any other ideas that might help with fundraising, we would be very interested in hearing them. We are collecting ideas. If you could organise them, that would be even better!

In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy the amazing surroundings on this peninsular.

Thank you to those who have continued to donate towards the project, and look forward to keeping you in touch as we make progress in 2021.

Watch this Space… Coming Up in 2021!