Project St. Mary’s has kicked off with some informal conversations with experts in the fields of church renovation, wall paintings, stained glass windows and Grade 1 listed buildings. This has lead to a list of possible renovation and rejuvenation sub-projects:
- meeting room and facilities on the south side between the Forster Chapel and Vestry
- replacement of external pebble-dash cladding
- restoration of wall-paintings
- restoration of other areas of wall plaster
- new heating system
The next steps require formal engagement with experts, in particular with an architect well versed in church restoration and Grade 1 Listed buildings. To this end the team has applied for Funding from West Berkshire charitable trusts via their collective online funding website Find-Me-A -Grant. Out application has been granted which means that any donation from an individual or organisation will be doubled by the charitable trusts. Also, individuals can claim Gift Aid to enable us to claim back tax to help fund the project.
To make a donation type Find me a Grant into your internet search engine, or click the links on this page, and when you access the site select ‘Live Application’. Then type Aldermaston Church into the search box. Our bid will then appear. Please note you can opt to be anonymous if you wish.