Saturday, August 22, 2009
St Michael's Church
Bishops Itchington CV47 2QJ
phone: 01926 613466 (6-9pm only please)
This event is now SOLD OUT
"To lose one church may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness." (nearly Oscar Wilde )
As a Church of England vicar, Martin Green is responsible for 2 Warwickshire churches. In 2008, tragedy struck when, on Palm Sunday, one of his churches (St Nicholas') was broken into and burnt down. Later that year, his other church (St Michael's) was declared an emergency restoration project, when large chunks of stone began falling out of the church tower, threatening closure.
St Michaels church in Bishops Itchington was built in its present form in 1872, but sadly, the stone used has gone way beyond its safe sell-by date. We are currently facing a £250,000 restoration project to prevent the church from closing.
English Heritage have stepped in and offered a substantial grant towards these costs. They have recognised that our church is an integral part of the community as well as being a historical landmark. It is used by the community for all kinds of things that span all ages, from mums and tots to pensioners' lunches, as well as weekly worship.
We are thrilled that Gordon has offered his musical services to help us raise the £70,000 we need on top of the English Heritage grant. He is a great friend and has been a generous and encouraging musical mentor for many years. All proceeds from this concert will go to the St Michael's Tower Fund.
Do please support us by coming along – it promises to be a very special evening.
Tickets : £12 each (concessions for under 18's /OAP's : £10)
available from Martin and Louise Green
(01926 613466 – please ring between 6.00 – 9.00pm) or by email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be available, as will Gordon's merchandise
Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.