Rise up and Build

A campaign to rebuild our parish boundary wall

The wall separating the car park from the High Road is splitting and leaning. Repairs are due to begin in November, and will cost £30k. So far we have raised £5000. 

Using the Book of Nehemiah from the Old Testament as inspiration we are going to try and raise our £25,000 in 52 days! Nehemiah was an exiled Jew  serving the King of Persia. When he heard about the lamentable state of Jerusa lem and its temple, he prayed and was inspired to rebuild the nation’s capital  in 52 days. With the slogan “Rise up and Build” he encouraged every aspect of  Jewish society (families, priests, businesses and farmers) to pick up building  materials and restore Jerusalem’s temple and city walls.  

We have one wall to restore, and all of us can help! Our challenge is to raise and restore our wall in 52 days – starting from Wednesday 7th October.  

Inside the leaflet below are a number of ways in which you can help. On the last page is the prayer we all need to say on Day 1 – Wednesday 7th October.  

So, in these Covid days, let us echo the words of God’s servant Nehemiah and “Rise up and Build”


Please watch the video below to see Father Peter introduce and open the Rise up and Build campaign!
For the complete Rise up and Build fundraising booklet please click here:
Please find here the video of the first Split-the-pot draw...
Enter now for the next draw on Saturday 31st October!
Could you be the next lucky winner?

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