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If you have visited our church, you will have noticed that it is very old, in fact it is one of the oldest in Cumbria.

Restoration work planned for the C13th. tower was completed in November. The stonework on the north side that was bulging has been made safe. A new, more effective, guttering system has been put in, with new drainage to make the walls and site of the tower drier. We await the bill, but will be helped to meet it by generous grants received from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation The Jill Franklin Trust (two donations) The Benefact Trust and one from the Wolfson Trust, offered via The National Churches Trust, which we will be able to claim when the bill is paid.
For all of these we are most grateful.

We have two more projects in mind at the moment.

1. As well as the necessary repair of the tower, we are going to install a small kitchen, sufficient for making hot drinks, and a toilet on the north side of the church, having in mind the shortage of public toilets in the village.

2. We are also going to put in an amplification system, with speakers and a discreetly installed induction loop. It may include the option of outside speakers for occasions when the congregation overflows the church, but that will depend upon cost.

In recent times it has been found that visitors seldom carry much cash, and so we took the step of installing a ConnecTin, which makes giving relatively painless!

If you didn’t notice the device and are kind enough to want to donate now from a distance, you could use the BACS system. Our bank details are as follows:

Account name: Parochial Church Council of Ormside

Sort Code: 30-98-97

Account Number: 77895362