Paul Trathen’s blog has full details about an emergency appeal for funds for St Nicholas’ Church , Rawreth:
The east wall of St Nicholas, the parish church building for Rawreth, is in need of substantial and urgent repairs. The Victorian-built wall ? rebuilt in the 1950s following a blitz-bomb accidentally dropped on it during the Second World War ? is now in need of further strengthening. ..
The top section of the wall will need to be taken down, and rebuilt …. to ensure against further slippage for ? we hope! ? the next century or so!
The Parochial Church Council has resolved to instruct this repair work to get underway immediately. Therefore, workmen will be onsite from Monday 14 April 2008.
This work will cost a sum of ?21000. The regular church account holds, at present, a total of ?3500….
There’s some interesting comments – including a suggestion that the London Community Gospel Choir could be hired (?) to perform a fundraising concert.
Paul mentions that Asda and Makro have already been approached.
Maybe the church should ask for help from Lithuania. After all, the parishoners of Rawreth did give eleven shillings and sixpence to the Duke of Lithuania back in 1661….