Welcome to our fundraising page
We are incredibly blessed to be the current custodians of the beautiful Grade II* Listed All Saints’ Church, Binfield; the origins of which date back to Norman times. All Saints’ is currently used for Sunday worship, baptisms, weddings, funerals and special events such as Remembrance Day and Christingle.
We are also fortunate to have St Mark’s church within our parish. Built in 1867 and Grade II listed, St Mark’s is ideal for more intimate worship, group activities and our acclaimed outreach programs that are invaluable to the less fortunate and vulnerable in our community.
Maintaining a Grade II* Listed building is a continual and expensive endeavour. Nevertheless, it is crucial so that we retain our historic and cultural heritage. And for All Saints’, a place of worship for almost a 1000 years, the continuation of that worship.
Despite being a much younger than All Saints’, St Mark’s still requires continued maintenance to ensure it is fit for purpose; allowing the community of Binfield to use and enjoy and to provide a sanctuary to those within our community that have nowhere to call home.
We are fortunate that, with careful financial control, we are normally able to fund the day to day running of both churches. However, when we face a critical repair, a major renovation or a much needed improvement, our regular income is insufficient to fund such. Therefore, for these strategic projects, we normally launch a dedicated fundraising appeal.
Our current appeals, and the significant benefit of Gift Aid, are summarised below.
Gift Aid, enables us to claim an additional percentage of the amount donated from the UK government. These additional monies, although relatively small per donation, quickly accumulate into significant much needed funds. And so, we would be very grateful indeed if you would take that little extra time and gift aid your donation.
St Mark’s Appeal
Unfortunately, part of the ceiling inside St Mark’s has collapsed. Fortunately, Lockdown meant that the church was not in use at the time; hence, no injuries were sustained. However, until we get the ceiling fixed or repaired, the building will remain out of use.
A formal survey has estimated the cost of repair to be approximately £20,000, which will push our deficit for the year towards £50,000. We simply cannot afford this figure.
Hence, we have launched the St Mark’s Appeal to raise vital funds, so that St Mark’s can once again be used by our community and provide a sanctuary for the less fortunate and vulnerable in that community.
For further information, learn how to get involved or make a donation, please visit St Mark’s Appeal
The ARC Project
A comprehensive survey of All Saints’ Church in 2015, identified critical issues with the building such as substantial water ingress and structural weakness and confirmed serious deterioration to the exterior.
At the same time, increased demand was being made of church facilities. This included the provision of facilities to support catering for weddings, funerals and christenings; communion meals on occasions such as Maundy Thursday; training days, conferences and social events.
The ARC [All Saints’ Repair and Care] project was launched to raise funds for the repair of the church, thereby preserving the historic internal and external fabric for the next generation, and for the improvement of the facilities to better serve our community
For further information, learn how to get involved or make a donation, please visit Binfield ARC Project