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2013 Lead gutter stolen


This note was subsequently circulated by the Church Wardens and PCC Treasurer, probably in September 2013:-

Theft of lead from the roof of the Church

You will all know that lead was stolen from the roof of the Church last summer and that damage was caused to the interior by the ingress of a torrent of rainwater.

After taking specialist advice, the Parochial Church Council has decided to replace the stolen lead from the North valley with strong modem steel. This has little commercial value, when laid, but is extremely difficult to install and, consequently, to remove.

The new material and its installation are both very expensive and, as will be appreciated, is beyond the extent covered by the insurance. The PCC calculates that the total costs of the theft – which includes paying the first £1,000 of any insurance claim – after allowing for expenditure work which can be claimed on insurance, is in the region of £5.500 - £6,000. The PCC is the grateful beneficiary of a generous grant of £2,500 from a diocesan charity and it is likely that a further grant will be forthcoming from another church charity. It is however clear that, even with the help referred to, it will be necessary to find at least £2,000, and probably considerably more.

Can you please help?

If so. would you give your donation either to one of us mentioned below or put it in the Appeal box held by Vicky at the village shop. If it can be made by Gift Aid, which would enable us to recover tax of 25p in the £1 on your donation, please contact one of us or Vicky and a Gift Aid envelope can be supplied.

Any contribution you can make will be most gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

Keith Bradley.
17 Bowey,
Lower Street.
Tel: 861 735

Zoe Goddard.
Lower Street.
Tel: 861 046

Robert James.
The Old Rectory,
Tel: 860 523


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