We completed our major project to build a new organ and add an additional floor to the Church Vestry – making two further much-needed Parish meeting rooms. We still need to finish paying for it – and we have very nearly done so, thanks to a range of exciting events over the past few years. These have included:
• Pipe Up! ‘Sponsor an organ pipe’, our main fund-raising campaign
• The Hymnathon on February 24-25 2012 – a sponsored non-stop sing of the entire The New English Hymnal over 30 hours, which raised over £50,000. Two years later, a Top 50 Hymnathon was held in February 2014, accompanied by the new organ!
• The Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday February 9th 2013.
• The Blue Sky Ball on Saturday October 4th 2014.
• The 24 Carat Ball on Friday November 11th 2016.
We’re now aiming to complete the Appeal with another full 30-hour Hymnathon, on Friday March 3rd and Saturday March 4th 2017.