The Tower is our church’s most recognisable feature. It is wholly built of timber with six of the timbers dated as felled in 1525. Above the weather-boarded belfry the shingled spire extends 60 feet up. Originally there were five bells, but a sixth was added in 1805, and a clock was installed in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
Our Spire’s oak shingles have softened and decayed. In the lower section of the tower the timber has almost turned to pulp glued together by algae. To protect and preserve our distinctive tower, reshingling the entire roof with new oak shingles is now a priority. The required repairs have been costed at £150,000.
We are raising funds to repair, protect and preserve the fabric of our ancient and historic Grade II* Listed church building.
To support the Spire project and other projects we run to do this please give a donation to our charity. Your donation can help make a difference!
So far we have received gifts and pledges (including gift aid) totalling £66,419 towards our £150,000 target!
How to Donate
BY BANK TRANSFER to:
Account name: St Peter’s Newdigate PCC
Sort code: 30-92-70
Account no: 00174186
Quoting reference ‘Spire’ and your name
Made payable to:
T/A St Peter’s Church Newdigate PCC
Write ‘Spire’ on the back of the cheque
Send to: St Peter’s Newdigate PCC, Church Lane, Newdigate, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 5DL
From a gift aided gift of £100 made directly to us we will receive £125
Via Giving Checkout
From a gift aided gift of £100 via Giving Checkout we will receive £123.75
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Please choose your preferred donation method and then fill out the St Peter’s Church Newdigate Donation Form below. If you are a UK taxpayer you can boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate.
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