The Friends of Kent Churches had awarded a grant of £22,500 to our roof repair appeal. This is one of the largest grants they have made in recent years. It brings the amount raised so far (including this grant) to £172,000 but leaves just over £50,000 still to be raised to reach our target. We are currently trying to obtain more grants to try and bridge this gap.
For more information about the appeal go to: Roof Appeal.
The Friends’ main object is to make grants for the repair of churches of all denominations and they give about £150,000 a year. Most of their income is raised from the annual “Ride & Stride” sponsored cycle ride and walk which takes place every year on the second Saturday in September. They also arrange church visits for members. You can get more information from their web site: www.friendsofkentchurches.co.uk
We support the Ride & Stride by opening the church for riders & walkers and by raising money by sponsorship. We will be doing the same this year and combining it with another Church Open Day. More information about that will be posted here soon. If you would like to take part please contact Andrew Moffat.