St Britius Church
Roof Project

 

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ON LINE DONATION VIA PAYPAL      Your donation is made via Dr Phil Holmes, Treasurer & Churchwarden,
                        St Britius Church.  Please take the time to turn this into a gift aided donation using this
                        word document Complete and email as attachment to p.holmes@brizenorton.org.uk or
                        post to Dr P Holmes, Church Farm House, Carterton Road, Brize Norton,
                        Oxon. OX18 3LY

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AN APPEAL - See our letter of appeal
here

       
       

The roof of our church is in a very bad state. The wooden battens and pegs holding the Stonesfield slates are rotten and the vibration of the traffic on the Carterton Road makes the slates fall and break. We can patch and mend no more! The whole roof must come off and be re-roofed, replacing with existing slates where possible. This mammoth task will cost just under 400,000!

Our vicar, Rev James Maddern, at the reconvened meeting of the Friends of St Britius said that in Mozambique, where he was with his family until recently, there were very few buildings of importance (if any) but returning to the UK made him realise how vital our traditional buildings are to our communities, giving a sense of belonging and of our history. St Britius church is 900 years old, a Grade II* listed building with a stunning Norman "Tree of Life" porch (have you ever looked up and noticed it?) and the important tomb of Sir John Daubigny. We not only need the building for our worship but as the core of our village life for baptisms, weddings and funerals, something to be proud of, giving a sense of our own local history.

The Friends of St Britius have taken on the task of raising the money for the roof. We hope to obtain grants from various bodies for more than half the cost, which still leaves us well over 60,000 to raise.  English Heritage have given a grant which is a great boost. The Friends have lots of fund raising ideas, but once they start to implement them it is up to you, the villagers of Brize Norton to support them in any way you can. Everyone has different talents and abilities which we may be able to use.

If you would like to join the Friends, for which there will be an annual subscription of 10 and a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed of events, please see the form below or ring Phil Holmes on (01993) 843856. If even half the villagers joined that would raise 5,000 and for those who have already subscribed please do renew your subscription.  You can find details and a form below.

       

NEWSLETTER NO 19 AUG 2015


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Click here to see Newsletter No 10 (April 2012)

     

Click here to see Newsletter No 9 (January 2012)

     

Click here to see Newsletter No 8 (October 2011)

     

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Click here to see Newsletter No 4 (October 2010)

     

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Click here to see Newsletter No 2 (April 2010)

     

Click here to see Newsletter No 1 (Jan 2010) plus the application form for the Friends of St Britius

     
       

FRIENDS OF ST BRITIUS CHURCH

         

Friends Subscription Letter (January 2011) (NEW)

     

Click here for the notes from the 1st meeting (091109)

     
         

PUBLICITY WORKING PARTY

         

Click here for the Item for December 2009 issue of Brize Norton Parish Newsletter.

Click here for the notes of the 1st Publicity Working Party held on Wednesday 19 November.

 

 

         

GRANTS WORKING PARTY

         

Click here to the minutes of the second Grants Working Group on 1 February 2010

Click here for the minutes of the first Grants Working Group on 24 November 2009

     
         

FUND RAISING WORKING PARTY

         

Our fund raising working party has finished its work - well done!

Click here for the minutes of the twenty fifth fund raising working party on Monday 15th October 2012

Click here for the minutes of the twenty fourth fund raising working party on Monday 10th September 2012

Click here for the minutes of the twenty third fund raising working party on Monday 23rd July 2012

Click here for the minutes of the twenty second fund raising working party on Monday 11th June 2012

Click here for the minutes of the twenty first fund raising working party on Monday 14th May 2012

Click here for the minutes of the twentieth fund raising working party on Monday 6th April 2012

Click here for the minutes of the twentieth fund raising working party on Monday 5th March 2012

Click here for the minutes of the nineteenth fund raising working party on Monday 6th February 2012

Click here for the minutes of the eighteenth fund raising working party on Monday 9th January 2012

Click here for the minutes of the seventeenth fund raising working party on Monday 7th November 2011

Click here for the minutes of the sixteenth fund raising working party on Monday 10th October 2011

Click here for the minutes of the fifteenth fund raising working party on Monday 12th September 2011

Click here for the minutes of the fourteenth fund raising working party on Monday 22nd August 2011

Click here for the minutes of the thirteenth fund raising working party on Monday 4th July 2011

Click here for the minutes of the thirteenth fund raising working party on Monday 6 June2011

Click here for the minutes of the twelfth fund raising working party on Tuesday 10 May 2011

Click here for the minutes of the twelfth fund raising working party on Monday 11 April 2011

Click here for the minutes of the twelfth fund raising working party on Monday 28th February

Click here for the minutes of the eleventh fund raising working party on 17 January 2011

Click here for the minutes of the tenth fund raising working party on 23rd November 2010

Click here for the minutes of the ninth fund raising working party on 11 October 2010

Click here for the minutes of the eight fund raising working party on 13 September 2010

Click here for the minutes of the seventh fund raising working party on 9 August 2010

Click here for the minutes of the sixth fund raising working party on 12 July 2010

Click here for the minutes of the fifth fund raising working party on 14 June 2010

Click here for the minutes of the fourth fund raising working party on 15 March 2010

Click here for the minutes of the third fund raising working party on 15 February 2010

Click here for the minutes of the second fund raising working party on 12 January 2010

Click here for the minutes of the first fund raising working party on 8 December 2009

     
         

FUND RAISING EVENTS

         

These can be found in our Newsletter above