Restoration

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Restoration Appeal

 St Catherine’s is an ancient building which now requires some major renovations including the steeple which desperately needs re-shingling at a cost of about £30,000.  The masonry is suffering from the same blight as Canterbury  Cathedral, namely the Caen Stone which has become eroded over the years. This together with the internal stonework repairs will cost an estimated £100,000.

 

Plans are progressing for our restoration appeal for the Church building and social events have been planned but also we will be holding an open day that will explore the history of St Catherine’s.  We are researching the history of those men that are commemorated on our two war memorials as well as the three war graves that are in the churchyard.  We would be grateful if anyone has any background history on these people to let us know.

We have also been given a tapestry representing the ancient Parish of Preston, which included both Preston-next-Faversham and The Brents.  This tapestry has both churches depicted together with the names of the vicar, curate and churchwardens of both Parishes with a date of 1905.  If anyone knows the history of this please could they let me know?

Finally if anyone has any old photos of the church or its members we would be interested in seeing them.

Thank you


 

To Donate please call 01795 530032 or 01795 538013. 

 


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