St. Mark's Appeal
Why we need your help
Unfortunately, part of the ceiling inside St Mark’s has collapsed. Fortunately, Lockdown meant 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.
This affects not just things like the youth activities, 3G, the Saturday and midweek services or Zumba classes, but prevents us from using the building for crucial activities such as Lighthouse or Clothesbank. We have no current alternative for these wonderful services to our community, so the reinstatement of St Mark’s is absolutely critical to the work of the church in our community.
A formal survey has estimated £20,000 for the ceiling repair or £7,000 for an interim ‘fix’. These do not include the survey cost of £1,500.
The Church Treasurer is currently forecasting a shortfall in income of £23,000 due to Covid-19 forcing the suspension of services, Beacon printing and the hire of the St Mark’s. The unforeseen expense of the ceiling repair will push our deficit towards £50,000. This is an amount that we simply cannot afford.
For the sake of the homeless, poor and needy in our parish, I ask you to please make a donation, run a fund raising event or help publicise our plight, to enable us to open St Mark’s as soon as guidelines allow and continue our mission to those in need in our community.
Please spread the word as far and as wide as possible. Thank you!
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