Project to save south side of St. Nicolas’ Church Taplow receives major funding boost

St. Nicolas’ Church Taplow’s Southside Appeal has been given a major funding boost with a grant from Allchurches Trust.

Thanks to the £1500 grant, St Nicolas’ Church are moving closer to the £75,000 target for their Southside Appeal, which will enable them to carry out essential restoration work on their south roof, rainwater management such as drainage and guttering and the south wall.

Phil Taylor from St Nicolas Church, said: “On the south roof, tiling has failed in places and this has meant some of the main roof beams have suffered damage from getting wet. The rainwater measures on this side of the church are also at the end of their life and this is causing structural damage, particularly to the south wall, which will only get worse. The Southside project is vital to ensure that our church continues to provide a focus for Christian care, ministry and mission now and for future generations.”

James Laing, Director of Grants and Relationships at Allchurches Trust, said: “At the heart of our grant-giving is opening up churches to their communities and supporting them to help the people who need it most. We’re pleased to have been able to provide funding to help the congregation of St Nicolas restore the beautiful Church at the heart of their community in Taplow, which will also benefit children from the local school, who use the church on a weekly basis, and the many community groups who access the facilities at the church.”

St. Nicolas’ Church have further fundraising activities planned to supplement the support their Southside Appeal is receiving from personal donations and grants from Trusts. These include a short recital in the church, a psalmathon and a bonfire and bangers evening at Taplow Rectory.

On Sunday 7th October, St. Nicolas’ Churchwarden, Phil Taylor, will also cycle Palace to Palace (Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle) in aid of The Princes Trust and the Southside Appeal. You can sponsor him at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phil-taylor-palace-to-palace-2018

Further information is available at http://st-nicolas-taplow.org/s...