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Save St Nicholas Church, Baydon.  Our little church is facing tough times:

✴️ leaking vestry walls and roof
✴️ huge cracks in the walls of the chancel
✴️ stolen lead roof letting water in through the aisle
The church is at risk of falling down‼️

There are two ways to help support our Church with on-line donations

A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help raise the money needed to effect repairs to the Church infrastructure.   Click here to go to the page. It will open a new tab in the browser.

This extract from the St Nicholas’ Church Baydon Facebook page explains why …

UPDATE on the crisis (2 February 2019)

Lots of scaffolding in is place to try and stop the chancel walls collapsing. At risk are many architectural and historic features including the stained glass windows.  

We’re waiting for reports from Architects and Structural Engineers to advise us on the true extent of the problem and the cost of the major repair. It’s likely to be at least £50k, if not significantly more.

We desperately need your help to save our Church. Can you offer any help (or have contact with someone) either professionally or financially to avert the loss of this beautiful part of our village?

If so please contact Peter Chambers on 07724302704 or email rannochpnc@outlook.com

Update (24 January 2019): We have been monitoring the exterior cracks in the north/east corner of the Chancel wall which, very quickly, seem to have got much bigger. Churchwarden Donni Blackwell has been working tirelessly with the Diocesan Advisory Committee to obtain permission (a faculty) to erect supporting scaffolding until such time as we can move forward to have these walls permanently repaired. The scaffolding was erected last week so at least this corner of the church is now shored up, but it does means that this part of the building has now become a priority and other works will have to be put on hold. We will very much welcome financial help and any expertise that anyone has to offer in helping us with ever-increasing building problems. A group is being set up to pursue funding and grants and those who came forward at the public meeting will hopefully soon be contacted.

St Nicholas’ Church 100 Club
Spaces are still available in the club for anyone who would like to support Baydon’s village church whilst being in with a chance to win money each month. Please contact Pamela at pamela.stnicholaslcc@gmail.com if you’d like more details or visit the church page on the Baydon village website.
Scene in Baydon (a bi-monthly digest of what’s going on in Baydon)
See the latest edition online on the Baydon village website December 2018
Parish Churches of Wiltshire: A Guide, by Brian J Woodruffe
These fascinating books containing hundreds of beautiful photographs are available for sale at only £10 each.  Proceeds will be split between Baydon St Nicholas (in aid of desperately needed roof repairs) and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust.
Please contact Pamela on pamela.stnicholaslcc@gmail.com or 07815 903 796 to buy a copy.