60th Anniversary Appeal

60th Anniversary Appeal

 

2017 marks the 60th Anniversary of rededication of this church since its restoration following the blitz, although as we all know there has been a church in the site for many centuries before that.  During this year we hope to raise some funds to replace the wooden doors inside the church with glass doors, making our church more welcoming to the public.  Thus our 60th Anniversary Appeal was launched in July during our Annual Rededication Service.

 

The Appeal is simple.

 

We invite anyone who is willing to donate to the project in units of £60 (60 being the diamond figure). You may wish to give several units of £60. Or one. You may need to spread the cost over 12 months with a standing order of units of £5 per month. Choose what you can do. Very many of you will not feel you need to limit your gift in memory of your relationship with St Lawrence Jewry to just one unit of £60. For others, a gift of £60 is a challenge, and I want to assure each and every one of you that every gift to God’s work is of equal value in his eyes.

 

If there is a surplus it will be used for employing an intern who wants to learn about ministry. This will be a really positive balance between fabric and ministry.

 

We plan to keep a book of gifts during the year. Perhaps you would like to give £60 in memory of someone or a number of people. Perhaps you would like to give £60 in thanksgiving for a marriage or for the baptism of your children, for a member of your family no longer with us who loved the church, or just because you love it yourself!

 

There is a giving form attached alongside this message which you can use and return to us. It helps our financial administration if any bank arrangement is passed through our hands first.  Please use ‘Diamond’ as a reference when making payments.

 

The 60th Anniversary year is due to be a great opportunity to celebrate. Katrina has been working on a programme of events and we will notify you about them as the year goes on. The next fundraising event is on Monday 23rd October Lawrence Lecture by Dr Kevin Rogers about post war Britain and how it relates to rule 21 “Do not over Commit” of the Rules for the Conduct of Life.   Ticket is at £10 which will all go towards the 60th Anniversary Appeal. Ticket is available through Katrina, the church office and on the door.