We need you: St Stephen's roof is leaking!
We are developing an ambitious project to entirely re-roof St Stephen's Church. The condition of the roof is deteriorating rapidly. English Heritage have put the Grade 1 building onto their At Risk register. Members of St Stephen’s Church, along with wide and much appreciated support from its community, are fund-raising to replace the roof in order to save this ancient building of great value to our heritage. The generosity of donors to date has been incredible. St Stephen’s are grateful to the generous support of St Stephen’s Residents’ Association, Cornwall Historic Churches Trust, St Thomas Church, and all those who have given through the many fund-raising ventures and initiatives.
There is still a long way to go to raise the funds needed for this large project which is being developed in two phases.
The estimated cost of replacing the roof is £244,800. We are applying for grant funding to help raise the full amount. Even with grant support, we still need to raise roughly 30% of this figure ourselves. Every penny counts. Please do consider helping us by making a donation through the roof donation link on the home page.
Once the building is water-tight we move to Phase 2 of our project which involves creating a level entrance into the church for better accessibility, a toilet within the building, a kitchen and refreshment area and a local heritage display. Please see the attached file on our project questionnaire for further information.