Dart and Avon Mission Community

ONLINE GIVING

 

Please help to support our volunteers and fund raisers who work hard to maintain our beautiful grade 1 listed combined Church and Community Space building for all to enjoy. You can do this today by “clicking” one or more of the links below.

 

Church’s east window repairs

Last year’s storms showed the Victorian east window was in urgent need of repair and refurbishment. Permissions were sought, and master glazier Andrew Johnson was engaged to lead the project.

 

There are four main panels of painted, reeded glass, which was the new technology of the mid-1800s, with a number of ‘traceries’ above – intricately shaped sections of glass depicting sheep, eagles, flowers, crosses, scrolls and other designs. Work has begun on the main panels, and seven of the traceries have also been found to need preservation.

 

The work will not only keep the window in a good state of repair for the next two hundred years, but cut down on the draughts in the church and help reduce the heating bills.

 

We have already received some grants and gifts, and we would also like to give the local community the opportunity to sponsor the repair of a tracery - or even a part of one, as they will cost £300 each to conserve.

 

Once we are allowed to gather in greater numbers indoors, Andrew Johnson will give an illustrated lecture about our window and the fascinating way the glass was produced.

 

If you would like to be part of this restoration project or sponsor a tracery, please click here  

 

Any excess funds raised will be deposited into the general fund

 

General Fund

Our fund raising efforts and regular income has been badly affected by the pandemic. If you would like to help us with the day to day running of the church and community space, and graveyard maintenance, please click here to donate.

 

Colin’s Memorial Plaque 

Littlehempston PCC with the support of the Community Space Team are commissioning a commemorative wall plaque to be fitted inside Littlehempston Church/community space to honour the late Professor Colin Platt, who was the driving force behind the re-ordering of the Church - his determination and enthusiasm was an inspiration for the Community to get behind the project and make it a resounding success.

 

The work was completed in 2012 and saw the introduction of a new fitted kitchen, disabled toilet, underfloor heating, and pews on wheels. This enabled dual use of the Church as a place of worship for the parishioners of Littlehempston and a Community Space for use by all the community.

 

The plaque will be in Welsh slate and will measure 54 cms by 35 cms, and will be made by Ben Jones, the Stonemason.

We have re-started this appeal as the estimated cost of making and installing the plaque has increased. The new estimated cost is £2,000; we have already raised 1,350, but need one last push to get us over the line.

 

We have now obtained the faculty needed to proceed.

 

Please click here to donate.

 

Any excess money raised will be deposited into the general fund.

 

Thank you for your support