On Sunday 19 October 2014 Canon John Blair launched an appeal to raise €60000 by Christmas 2014 to assist with current repair works that are either underway or planned for urgent action. The appeal has been launched as part of a new fundraising campaign that will fully start in 2015. After surveying all church properties, we will agree what essential works will be needed to preserve the Church and the Cemetery for future generations.
The target will be to complete all works by 2022, the church`s 200th anniversary. Canon John kick started the appeal by making the first donation of £1000 in sterling We are looking for 59 other people to join the Canon in donating similar amounts to the church. All gifts over €500 will be recorded for posterity.
Payment can be made in sterling and euros, and all sterling gifts can be gift aided if you are a UK tax payer. Whatever you are able to donate will be grateful received and will assist us in ensuring that future generations can enjoy the church in the way we all have. Donations can be made via bank transfer( contact us for details) or by cheque made payable to Diocese of Europe if sterling, or Associaçao Holy Trinity Church if in euros.
To give you some idea of the extent of some of the more pressing works needed, the whole internal roof space has white ant infestation(termites) and needs 3ooo euros spending asap for specialist fumigation to save the wooden structures – they may need replacing altogether which will be an enormous expense but one we have to plan for!
Please contact us by sending a message via this blogsite or via one of the following:
Chaplain: Canon John Blair The Parsonage, Rua da Quebra Costas no.2o, Funchal 9000 – 034, Madeira, Portugal, Tel: (00351) 291 222 334
Churchwarden: Bobbie Pote Tel: (00351) 291 745 258
Church Administrator: Cefyn Embling-Evans Tel: (00351) 965 638 218