Supporting All Saints Church, Boughton Aluph

From Anglo-Saxon times to the present day All Saints has been replaced, enlarged and enhanced.  In recent years the South

porch with its unique Tudor fireplace has been re-opened, the South transept window (bricked up since WW2) has been restored by the Stour Music Festival, and a fine organ provided by Canterbury Diocese.  In addition huge sums of money have been

spent on repairing and conserving the windows and other features of one of the South East’s finest pilgrim churches.

 

Financing this has become increasingly difficult for the thirty or so on the electoral roll, as they are also responsible for St Christopher’s at Boughton Lees, another old building used regularly during the colder months.  The Friends of All Saints was formed by people willing to give an annual donation (suggested £20) to support this ancient church.  Friends receive a periodical newsletter of progress and information on forthcoming events.  If you would like to become a Friend please contact Robert P Oliver who will email you details: telephone 01233 623761 or email:  rpeao1@gmail.com

Alternatively, we'd very much like you to consider supporting the church by making a donation to one of our three campaigns.  One is to contribute to the cost of replacing the current pipe ORGAN with one rescued from the redundant Methodist church in Headcorn to be re-built in the North transept, replacing the existing instrument.  Another is the All Saints church ENDOWMENT FUND which is invested permanently - we're not allowed to touch the capital - and is providing a regular income for the conservation of the church building in perpetuity.  The endowment fund is an ideal home for a legacy, but lifetime gifts are of course equally welcome, and you can be sure that your gift will be there, in effect, for ever.  The third campaign is for the WORK OF THE CHURCH GENERALLY IN BOUGHTON ALUPH AND EASTWELL.  Please click on one of these links (or if you prefer contact our treasurer on 01233 640357 for a confidential chat or to answer your questions) and do consider providing your details if you'd like us to claim Gift Aid, as that swells your generosity by 25%.  Much as we would love to thank all supporters personally, data protection regulations for the above links prevent our knowing who has donated unless you actually tell us!  Please feel free to email us at bachurch41@yahoo.co.uk or, again, phone our treasurer on 01233 640357.  Very many thanks.

Additional note for Gift Aid:  If you are making a bank transfer, sending a cheque or using one of the above links it might be easier to download and complete the usual declaration here to enable us to reclaim the tax.

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