Restoration Fund

ERDINGTON ABBEY NEEDS YOUR HELP PLEASE 

WHY?

To help raise £600,000 to pay for the work that is needed to repair the roof.

WHAT FOR?

The Diocese had architectural experts carry out a survey on the church. This identified a considerable amount of repairs required both inside and outside of the church. No significant work has been carried out since the late 70s. The church is over 170 years old and essential maintenance is now urgently needed to protect and preserve its heritage for the future.

Quotes have been received to undertake the external repairs and these have come in, in the region of £300,000. When the external phase is completed further work to repair the inside of the church, including heating, electrical, IT installations, asbestos removal and decoration are all needed and this is also expected to cost at least £300,000. 

Afternoon Tea Fundraiser

What a wonderful afternoon tea, shared and enjoyed by so many parishioners, raising £1128.30 towards the restoration fund - FANTASTIC!

A huge thank you to all the amazing bakers and happy, helping hands - it would have been impossible without you!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Send a cheque made payable to Erdington Abbey Parish. Please put your address and contact number on rear and indicate that this is for the Restoration Fund
  • Send cash in a sealed envelope clearly labelled "Restoration Fund" 
  • Pay by BACS to Sort Code 30-14- 74 Account number 96709152
  • If you are in the fortunate position that you pay income tax you can "Gift Aid" your donation by completing a Gift Aid Form and enclosing it in your envelope. Gift Aid  forms can be obtained from the Parish Office. This will increase your donation by 25p for every £1 that you donate with no cost to you.
  • A group of parishioners is being formed to organise and coordinate this huge fundraising effort and you can help by joining this group, especially if you have previous experience fundraising or promoting the need to everyone. 

Please contact:- 

Parish Office: 0121 373 0143 stthomas-stedmund.bham@rcaob.org.uk 

Parish Priest: Fr Elias Gweme CSsR 07378648048 fr.elias.gweme@rcaob.org.uk 

Parish Treasurer: pt.stthomas-stedmund.bham@rcaob.org.uk