Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Stoke by Nayland

James Cartlidge, MP to visit Stoke 23rd August

21 Aug 2021, 10:45 p.m.

It is now 10 months since a large chunk of the wall on the South Side of our Church in Stoke by Nayland collapsed. Due to inclement weather and Covid it has been difficult to make progress towards raising money to cover the cost of repair which has been estimated to be at least £150,000. However we have not been idle and we are now in a position to update you on how things are going.

So far thanks to generous donations from the Wakefield Trust, The Friends of St. Mary’s and a possible £5000 from another Trust we have raised £45,000 i.e. about 30% of what is required. We are approaching other grant giving organisations and it is quite clear that we need to provide a great deal of facts and figures for our applications to be successful. One thing they like to see is support for our project from local communities or organisations. To this end, with apologies for short notice, our local MP, James Cartlidge, is coming to visit our Church on Monday 23rd August at 2.00 p.m. This is not a political occasion – it is to express support for what we are doing to raise the funds required to complete our task.

It would be helpful if as many people as possible – old and young – were able to spare a few minutes at the Church at 2.00 p.m. on the 23rd for a short photo session to show that the Stoke by Nayland community is right behind what we are trying to achieve. We hope Mark Murphy of Radio Suffolk and possibly someone from the EADT will be in attendance so that they can widen the publicity for us.

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