Church Roof Fund

St Mary the Virgin, Syde, is a Grade 1 listed Norman church that has stood in the centre of the village for many hundreds of years, and probably replaced a Saxon church that was here a thousand years ago. The ancient Cotswold tile roof is coming to the end of its useful life and it’s going to cost in excess of £50,000 to replace just the North side.

The PCC has started to raise funds and has already raised over £7000 - but we need much more! As a tiny community (currently consisting of only 15 households) we need help to ensure that this beautiful building remains intact for future generations. We have raised funds by holding art sales and exhibitions, cake sales, concerts, selling Cotswold stone (for house extensions) and even selling key rings! Our latest idea is to sell unwanted items on Ebay so, if there is anything you’d like to clear out, let us know.

If you’d be willing to help us in any way, then please contact Roger Schofield on [email protected] Thank you!