Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Burghill

Burghill, Herefordshire

Repair and Restoration – the church tower

The Tower of Burghill Church

Following as ingress of water through the tower roof leading to some structural damage within the tower and a further report by the Diocesan Advisory Committee and Church Architects our church is faced with repairs and restoration to the building which we have been advised will cost approximately £220.000 and consequently we are not only fundraising ourselves but we are applying for grants. Fortunately we have very experienced help in these matters and are all hopeful that we will be successful in obtaining a proportion of the money required from this source.

Our Church is a beautiful historic Grade 2 listed building, set in a lovely churchyard and is used daily for a whole variety of reasons: Church services, weddings, baptisms, funerals, meetings, choir and tower bell practices, flower arranging, private prayer and quiet meditation. It is open to everyone and is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

The tower bells have not been rung since  November 2016 and we will not be able to ring them until the tower is repaired. Many people have commented on their absence. Please help us to restore our lovely church so that it remains structurally sound for many years to come and we can hear the bells ring out again.

On behalf of the PCC, we extend a huge thank you to all those Church members and village residents who have already generously given donations. To date there is over £10,000 in the R and R Fund and any other donations will be most gratefully received and can be Gift Aided. Contact Liz Donovan 01432760881  or Roy Littlewood 01432760835.

Fund Raising Events in the near Future

  • Pre-Christmas Lunch Sunday November 26th in the Simpson Hall   Tickets £12

The Grand Draw will be made at this lunch

  • A Carols by Candlelight Handbells and Choir Saturday Dec. 9th
  • A Sponsored Hymnathon in Church       27th/28th   Local Organist Jason Walker will play every hymn in the hymn book from beginning to end. This total of 766 hymns is expected to take him over 30 hours to complete and you are very welcome to drop in and listen to him for as long as you wish. Sponsor forms are available –please support this Musical Marathon.

For further details of all these events please contact Liz Donovan 01432 760881