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Bulletin No. 23


Dear friends,

Many of you will have wandered down the track to look at the crane, and watched as it lifted the first of the roof beams across the churchyard. By the time you read this, there will be an even bigger crane in position to tackle the main beam for the nave … it is huge !!

It is so exciting to see the progress, and once it’s safe to do so, we are planning to have another open day when people can come and see it at close hand.  The workmanship really is excellent.  I’ll send the date round once the contractor has indicated when we might be able to do this.

Many people have also been asking about making a donation towards something for the new church, and I have prepared a list of things needed and you can read this in the next post or download it here.

If you would like to buy an item, or make a donation towards an item, please could you complete the slip at the bottom of the Bulletin (which can be downloaded here), and send it to:

Mrs Helen Robertson, 40 The Greswoldes, Radford Semele, CV31 1TP

Please include a cheque made payable to “St Nicholas Restoration Fund”

… and if you are able to Gift Aid your donation, the tax reclaimed can go towards items remaining at the end.

Please see the post below about buying a chair for the new church because some of you have been asking about buying a chair in memory of a loved one.  There is a local engraver who has agreed to make small brass plaques and so if you would like to take advantage of this, please fill in the separate sheet and send it to Helen with all the details.

These are limited, as plaques can only be fitted to the wooden framed chairs, and we are planning to buy 62 of these.

I will also be putting this on the website and we shall try and keep that updated with how the list is going. 

And may I also say a huge thank you to those who have made such generous donations already … we are so grateful, and it has been very moving to be on the receiving end of such warm support. A special word of thanks goes to those who organised and took part in the excellent Gnome Olympics. Thank you, and well done.

With warmest wishes                                 

Rev Martin Green

01926 613466



Buying a Chair

We have had a few requests on how to purchase a memorial chair for the new church.

We have chosen 2 types – an upholstered wooden framed chair for everyday use in the Church, and a metal framed stacking chair which will be stored away and got out when we need to seat large numbers of people. The wooden framed chair will cost £80 and the stacking chair £50. We also wish to purchase some wooden framed chairs with arms which will bring the price up to £100.

You may be making your donation or buying your chair in memory of someone. If so, we have made an arrangement with an engraver, who will supply a small plaque and engrave it with the name of your loved one.  Please note that only the wooden framed chairs can have plaques.

For those buying a stacking chair, or not wanting a plaque, we are also recording all donations and memorials wherever possible, to keep an archive of the project.

 For more information, please download the order form from our Downloads > Documents section, here.


Restoration work continues

Exciting progress is being made as the restoration work continues through the damp summer.


Plants for sale

Pam Coop will be selling plants in aid of the Restoration Fund.

There will be hanging baskets for sale and Pam will offer a refill service for baskets until the plants run out.

The address is Hill Cottage, 78 Southam Road, Radford Semele.  Alternatively you can contact Pam on 01926 427636.


Restoration work begins

The work has started at St Nicholas and we are thrilled to welcome Croft as our contractor. They have already made very exciting progress in the first few days of being on site. The floors are being levelled and the archways dismantled, under the watchful eye of the archaeological team, and they are doing a stunning job !