As previously announced the £10,000 target for repair of the roof and the tower at the Old Church has been reached. Unfortunately work has not yet started as a bat survey indicated that the bats were still roosting in the church. Apparently the bats are late leaving this year because of the cold spring but should leave soon. The Churches Conservation Trust have given assurances that everything is in hand and should start work by September.
Ongoing Fundraising with thanks to the Co-op
The Friends of the Old Church continue to fund raise for the ongoing maintenance of the church. In time they also hope to have electricity laid on and install lighting in the building. At present they rely on the generosity of the owners of Bergholt Hall for a limited electricity supply.
In this vein they would like to express their thanks to the Co-op and their customers who supported the Old Church with their tokens. This has resulted in a generous donation of £500 to kick start the next wave!