AV System Appeal
The plans are in place and we hope to finally have our new audio visual system installed at St Mary's in the New Year.
This will make a massive difference to the quality of sound and give us many new possibilities to how we worship and use our church and building in a creative way and to move with the times.
The final cost of the AV system is likely to be in the region of £62,000. This is a huge investment but thankfully we have received legacies over the last 5 years which will pay for the majority of the cost of this but this will still leave us with a shortfall of approx £8,500
To bridge this shortfall of approx £8500 we will need to prayerfully embark on some fundraising and look at how we can make it easy for individuals or groups to donate to this important capital project.
We are encouraging everyone who can, to register with easyfundraising.org.uk and support 'St Mary's Spring Grove Church'. A small percentage of the cost of most of your online purchases will come to the church and it won't cost you a penny. This is especially useful if you plan to do your Christmas shopping online.
Leading up to Christmas we have a few fun fund-raising things for you to buy and competitions for you to enter.
- A fabulous Christmas Hamper is on offer for a small outlay of £5 to guess the number of granny squares in our two new crocheted Christmas Trees (they are both approx the same size but don't necessarily have the same number of squares on each).Amount raised £235! Thank you everyone who entered.
- Winner was announced on December 20th.Congratulations to our winner Caroline - the correct answer was 791 squares!! That’s a lot of crocheting!
- Thank you to everyone who ordered Christmas wreaths, Planters and Table Decorations that helped to raise £340 towards our new AV system.
- Thank you to Daphne for her wonderful Christmas Cakes and for everyone who ordered one which contributed £120 towards our AV system appeal
- Christmas Quiz - Now available!
- The St Mary’s Christmas Quiz is back! Richard & Barbara have made up 50 brain teasers for you and your family to figure out over Christmas and New Year. The winner will receive a lovely hamper of goodies to sustain them in 2021. Apply for a quiz here firstname.lastname@example.org . Such enjoyment comes at the cost of £5 per quiz. Please pay here St Marys quiz £5. All entries to be returned by 23:00 hours 1 January 2021 to the address shown on the quiz.
- St Mary's Mugs - design a mug for St Mary's
We would like to sell some church mugs to raise money for our new AV system, coming soon! One design will be a photograph of St Mary's, but can you design another? Be creative, be colourful, express yourself! Please email your square/rectangular design to Rev Elis by 30 November to be in with a chance of your mug being made famous!
- Well done to our lovely Margaret Krowicki for completing her 2 hour sponsored silence on 10th December. (Anyone who knows Margaret will know that this is going to be extremely difficult for her. To date she has raised an amazing £450!
- There is still time to sponsor her Click here to donate to Margaret's Sponsored Silence >
- Do you have any unwanted designer fashion or
high value items for us to sell on Ebay with funds going to this appeal? Please contact Denise with more details.
Thank you to all of you who have got on board with ideas for fundraising. If you have any ideas please do get in touch - we would love to hear from you!