Bolney

PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE - DING DONG APPEAL!: The Parish Church (the only Grade 1-listed building in Bolney) is launching an urgent appeal for the restoration of its clock,

The clock, a familiar local land-mark in Bolney, was added in 1897 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

Its chiming on the quarter hour is no longer working and a recent inspection highlighted the clock needs much updating including the repainting of its face.

The Church Council (PCC) operates on a very tight budget and receives no external funding so is entirely dependent upon local support. The cost of maintaining the fabric of the church and churchyard and keeping it open for all is currently around £55,000 per annum. We therefore have to raise funds for special projects.

The estimate for the Clock Project is £5,367. The church council is paying for this project with a loan We are asking Bolney for URGENT help to repay the loan.

To donate via www.stmarymagdalenebolney.org.uk and follow links to ‘Ding Dong appeal.’

Cheques to ‘St Mary Magdalene PCC’ or send cash and post to ...

The PCC Secretary, The Street House, The Street. Bolney, RH17 5QW. Please mark if you are a tax payer and would like to gift aid. Thank you.

Reminder: The Horticultural Society/Gardening Club’s annual flower and vegetable show takes place in the Rawson Hall, The Street, this Saturday. 2.30pm admission free, everyone welcome.