Other recent news

  • The Project Progress - blow by blow

    April 2018 – work starts in earnest
    During April we cleared the church of all removable items that would hinder the building operations, and many thanks are due to the group of helpers with this heavy work.
    The smaller pews were sold to villagers or former villagers, while the larger pews and the radiators were sold for reclamation. Other items, like the pulpit, altar and chairs were taken to secure storage in three lorry-loads.
    All this work revealed the sorry state of the flooring and the timbers below, which were rotten and dangerous in parts. The leaking roof had also taken its toll, while the vestry walls were running with damp following the recent cold weather.
    The asbestos removal team began their work on April 23rd, marking the real start to the implementation of all the plans prepared since this project began.
    A second Village Appeal was launched at the beginning of the month.

    Added 8th May 2018

  • SACDA Newsletter 21 - March 2018

    This newsletter was delivered to every household in Donhead St. Andrew and describes the March financial situation and the decisions taken by the PCC to go ahead with the Project – at last!

    The Newsletter itself can be seen by clicking here.

    Added 25th March 2018

  • St. Andrew's Friends Annual General Meeting

    The Friends’ Annual General Meeting took place on 10th March 2018, and reviewed the considerable progress with the Appeal during 2017.

    All the existing members on the committee were re-elected. The full list can be found on our Contacts page.

    The main focus of the AGM lay on the remarkable acheivements in fundraising during 2017, and what lies ahead in 2018. The Treasurer’s summary report for the year can be seen here, and graphical representations of the income sources over the duration of the appeal is shown here.

    The Chairman of the Development Committee reported that the Parochial Church Council have authorised the work on St. Andrew’s Church to begin, and the full details of his report can be seen in our next news item, the Newsletter number 21.

    Added 20th March 2018

  • Church now closed for work to begin

    St.Andrew’s Church has now been closed so that preparations for the upcoming work can begin.
    The first task will be to make the whole building safe by removing the asbestos, which was not a problem while it was sequestered beneath the floor and behind panels, but would be a hazard during the ensuing work.
    Watch this space for news of progress over the next months!

    Added 5th March 2018

  • 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

  • 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