Capital Campaign to re-open & repair St. Helen's

THANK YOU to all who have helped us with Phase 1 of re-opening St Helen's planned for Easter Morning Service (Sun 31st March 2024). There's still more to do, though!  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 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.

Because of a fall of masonry in 2018 and 2019, we had to temporarily close the building whilst we fundraised for its repair.

We have raised an initial £125,000 to repair structural damage to walls (Phase 1) which will allow us to open the Nave of the Church building on Easter Sunday 2024, followed by a second phase to continue to stabilise the walls and replace the roof which has been estimated at £350,000. Please help this campaign to continue to repair this fine building and, in doing so, support our vision to utilise 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:

Easyfundraising:  St. Helen's Restoration Campaign is now registered with 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, 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!

St Helens Dry Sandford - Gift Form - 2024, PDF