The structural restoration of All Saints’ Parish Church is firmly linked to the renewal of the faith and the renewal of all our parish buildings. These two challenges, though tackled in very different ways, are the two sides of the same coin, forming the two complementary parts of our Restoration and Renewal Project.
While the restoration programme seeks to preserve the unique historical and cultural patrimony that affords to All Saints’ its Grade I listing, the renewal project seeks to deepen our relationship with God and improving our liturgy, while also improving how we can best serve the town through our buildings.
The National Lottery is going to fund the most critical repairs to parts of the outer shell of the building where the chequered patters of flint and Totternhoe stone is severely decayed or has failed altogether. Moreover, support from the National Lotter will enable us to put forward a programme of cultural activities (including school visits) to engage the population of Houghton Regis with the unique heritage preserved at All Saints’.
However, the restoration of our Parish Church inevitably requires further and considerable financial commitment from the Parochial Church Council (PCC) estimated to exceed £250,000. This investment will cover
Works are already well underway for a few of these points, but it is important to stress that All Saints’ Parish does not benefit from Government financial support or from the Church of England as a national institution. We rely entirely on the generosity of our town and congregation, and on the invaluable efforts of all our volunteers.
Any financial donation towards this restoration and renewal will be greatly appreciated, and you can do so by sending a cheque payable to All Saints' PCC
Restoration and Renewal,
FAO Fr Diego Galanzino SMMS,
The Clergy House,
Houghton Regis, LU5 5SJ.
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