Help us re-open St Helens! St Helen's is a much-loved church in Dry Sandford, Oxfordshire, and the focal point for a wider community. For more than 160 years, generations of school children at two local schools have attended services beneath its soaring stone arch. Its walls have witnessed hundreds of weddings, baptisms and funerals, as well as countless Sunday devotions. Community events - such as Remembrance Day, Harvest Festival, Plant Sales, Annual BBQ - have helped foster feelings of charity, fellowship and cohesion.
Tragically, the church is now closed because of a fall of masonry. The damage is structural and the sad fact is that if we do nothing, we will lose the building.
We are raising an initial £120,000 to repair structural damage to walls (Phase 1) which will allow us to open the Nave of the Church building, followed by a second phase to repair the roof which has been estimated at £350,000. Please help this campaign to repair this fine building and, in doing so, support our vision to open up this space for more community events, providing a special place for generations to come.
Gift Form: If you'd like to help us reach these goals, please consider giving generously by completing the Pledge Form (download button below). Please download, complete and return the form according to the contact information on the form.
JustGiving: You can also give online to our Campaign page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/sthelensdrysandford-restoration
Easyfundraising: St. Helen's Restoration Campaign is now registered with easyfundraising.org.uk. Major online retailers will donate to St. Helen's as you do your normal online shopping. There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. Sign up and help St. Helen's!
Thank you for your support!