On Easter Sunday we were reminded that the church was colder inside than when we concluded the service outside in the churchyard ─ even in early April!

Our new heating system is an absolute MUST. Wouldn't it be perfect if we had it fitted during the summer months in readiness for when temperatures fall once more? We are just SIXTEEN THOUSAND pounds away from being able to instruct work to begin. So please, if you have been meaning to add your name to the list of supporters who have donated £1,000 (or in some cases more) then please can we encourage you to do it now?

In fact any amount that you feel able to give will quickly get us to the point where we can instruct work to begin. Every limited edition print of the churchyard or pack of notelets purchased will help us to raise these final thousands. So many people have done so much to get us to this point - for which a huge thank you ─ one last push on this particular project will see our church warm and welcoming once more.

Thank you everyone, together we CAN do this.

Donations to the appeal in the form of cheques should be made payable to St Mary the Virgin PCC Higham 600 Appeal, or can be made using the BACS system (sort code 30-96-09; account number 84427260; account St Mary the Virgin PCC Higham 600 Appeal). Be assured that whatever you can raise, in whatever format, will be very gratefully received ... thank you!

Sue and Avril

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