Problems of an old church building
Maintaining an ancient building such as St Cyrs with the inevitable periodic, costly repairs is an onerous task for a tiny village. Today with smaller older congregations and tighter budgets it means that if a village wants the church to remain a focal point it must come together to raise money. To this end, The Friends of St Cyrs Church was formed in 2006.
Charity Objectives of The Friends of St Cyrs Church
The objectives of the charity are “To advance the Christian religion by contribution to maintain, restore, improve and reconstruct the fabric of St Crys Church, Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire, including its monuments, fixtures, fittings, furniture, stained glass, ornaments, other chattels and its churchyard for the benefit of the public.”
Completed Projects of The Friends of St Cyrs
- Resurfacing of paths: COMPLETED
- Raising over £25K for new roof: COMPLETED
- Building of new ringing floor for Bellringers: COMPLETED
- Repairs to guttering and pinnacles: COMPLETED
- Churchyard maintenance: ONGOING
- The Current Project by the Friends is called “Open to All” and is a new disabled entrance and lift for the Church. Also new kitchen and disabled toilet.
Your help is needed
Support, through becoming a Friend, is very much appreciated.
Should you have a connection to St Cyrs Stinchcombe, maybe were married there, or lived there, or baptised there, or even just called Stinchcombe and would live to join the friends, please get in touch.
Please make any cheques payable to “The Friends of St Cyrs Church”, and send all correspondence to:
The Friends of St Cyrs Church,