June 2016 and it’s 1 year on since the roof was stripped of its remaining lead by theives. As you can see from the fundraising thermometer the target has just about been reached in terms of funds to complete the roof repairs. The roof repairs are now complete with the exception of a few small last fixes.
Special thanks must go to Yvonne Hewitt. Yvonne has now retired as church warden after 25 yrs, but not before spending many many hours of time and effort into researching and securing grant applications and overseeing the roof repairs.
Please see the article in the Barnby News section written by the current Church warden Yvette, for full details, or click <here>.
It is hoped that a new Vicar will be appointed over the Summer to fill the vacancy left when Tony Tucker retired last Autumn.
With the church now weather tight, attention must turn to internal repairs, so the fundraising goes on. A photo CD/DVD of the roof repairs will be made available in due course, in return for a donation to the church. If you would like to express an interest in receiving this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be notified when it becomes available.
allsaints(at)barnbyinthewillows.com (replace (at) with @)
An online shopping account for the church has been set up at Easyfundraising.org.uk. which raises money for good causes when you shop online with most large retailers. For further information either click the photograph below or click here to go to the Easyfundraising website.
Friends of All Saints Barnby
Barnby residents John Reid, Les Chaplin and Janine Stanley have formed “Friends of All Saints Barnby”, to provide assistance to the Church Wardens with fundraising for the church.
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The existence of a church in Barnby-in-the-Willows dates back as far as 1086, when reference to a church was written in the Domesday Book. The origins of the current Grade I listed church date back to the 13th Century. The subsequent changes made to the church in 15th and 17th Centuries makes this not only the oldest building in Barnby-in-the-Willows, but one of the oldest and most unusual churches in Nottinghamshire. Services are held every 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11am. For additional events please click here to see the Events Calendar.
For a more detailed history of the church building and grounds, please visit the Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project website <here>
Click here to see previously featured Barnby News items relating to the church fundraising.
Lead Theft October 2014
Unfortunately there have been many lead thefts from the church roof. In October 2014 the lead was stripped from the roofing and porch on the South side causing damage to the grounds and headstones. The Newark Advertiser article can be been seen by clicking here.
Given the previous incidents of theft and the fact that the insurer introduced a cap to the amount payable for any claim for lead theft, approval was obtained to replace the stolen lead mostly with terne coated steel and a quote for the repairs obtained.
Lead Theft June 2015
Unbelievably before work could commence there was a subsequent theft of the remaining lead on the roof meaning a new assessment and quote would be needed. Additionally, agreement had to be reached between the church Architect, Natural England, the roofing contractor and the Bat Conservation Trust due to the church roof being home to a number of bats.
Work starts November 2015
See Barnby News article <here>
February 2016 Status of the Church Appeal
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