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Heritage Lottery Fund Grant

In August the Friends received the wonderful news that the Heritage Lottery Fund have granted... read more

SACDA Newsletter 20 - October 2017

This last edition of the Newsletter for 2017 details the latest updates on the Development Project... read more

St.Andrew's Church Fete

Great success for the 2017 St.Andrew's Church Fete... read more

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See our animated walkround of the church

The Development Committee’s architects have prepared an animated video of a walkround of the completed interior of St.Andrew’s Church. This gives the viewer an impression of the spacious layout, as well as some of the new facilities planned to bring the church up to a standard to last for many decades to come. To view the video, just click here and then click on the symbol shown.

Posted on 16th April, 2016, updated on 18th September, 2016

Other recent news

  • Heritage Lottery Fund Grant

    In August the Friends received the wonderful news that the Heritage Lottery Fund have granted £67,600 to the Appeal.

    This is an enormous boost for the Appeal, and so we can thank all Lottery players for their support!

    Added 5th November 2017

  • SACDA Newsletter 20 - October 2017

    This last edition of the Newsletter for 2017 details the latest updates on the Development Project and announces the good news that the building work is set to commence early in the New Year.
    It has been circulated to all households in Donhead St.Andrew, but you can also read it by clicking here.

    Added 5th November 2017

  • St.Andrew's Church Fete

    The 2017 Donhead St.Andrew’s Church Fete took place on Bank Holiday Monday, the 28th of August, and repeated the enormous success acheived last year.

    Its earlier billing as an ‘All-weather’ event proved quite unnecessary, as the weather was perfect for the whole day, and the crowds just kept on coming. While attracting visitors from well outside the area, as well as local residents, it still retained the traditional village atmosphere with its fun events like the dog-show and local produce stalls.

    The full results will be announced over the weekend of 9th/10th September together with a fuller report on all the attractions that drew the crowds.

    Added 5th September 2017

  • SACDA Newsletter 19 - June 2017

    This is the STOP PRESS edition, with news that the Development Project has been granted the Faculty by the Chancellor of the Diocese of Salisbury, meaning that the building work can start this year.

    Read all about it here.

    Added 11th June 2017

  • SACDA Newsletter 18 - April 2017

    Issue 18 of the SACDA Newsletter has just been published. If you’re not on our distribution list, you can view it by clicking here.

    Added 9th April 2017

  • Update on the Appeal Progress

    31st March 2017 – The Friends’ Committee is pleased to report that we have now raised £329,666 to fund the Development Project. As well as significant grants from Trusts and Foundations, this includes recent contributions from members of the village community, a 5% share of the 2016 Church Fete proceeds, the income from the Friends’ Stall at the 2016 Church Fete and the money raised to date in 2016 by the Village Produce Stall.

    Milestones acheived recently include:

    Wiltshire Council’s approval of the plans, which also received the support of the Donhead St. Andrew Parish Council

    The Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) approval of the Project Plan as presented by the Parochial Church Council

    Submission of a Petition for the Faculty to carry out the work, now awaiting approval by the Diocesan Chancellor

    Michael Hockney

    Chairman, The Friends of St Andrew’s Church

    Added 27th February 2017

  • Update on the Development Project

    The PCC made its formal application to the Diocesan Advisory Committee in May 2016. This is the final stage of approval that St Andrew’s Church needs before the PCC can formally petition the Chancellor of the Diocese to grant us a Faculty. After some weeks, the DAC responded with complimentary comments about St Andrew’s plans and a list of requests for further detail on aspects of the scheme. The Development Committee and the Development Project architect have spent a good deal of time working on a response over the summer months. In early September, a supplementary document was sent to the DAC, providing the additional information.

    Tim Harry, the Chairman of the Development Committee, very sadly left Donhead St Andrew at the beginning of September to live in Sherborne. The PCC is very grateful to Tim for his outstanding chairmanship of the Development Committee since its inception. Everyone wishes Tim and Sam well in their new home in Sherborne.

    George Lisle, another member of the Development Committee and the PCC has taken over as Chairman of the Development Committee.

    Added 18th September 2016