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Saving St. Peter's, Raunds.

For 800 years St. Peter's church has been at the heart of our community in Raunds, but time has now caught up with this magnificent Grade I listed building.

Urgent underpinning is now required to ensure that St. Peter's Church has a future as well as a past.  We need your help to raise in the region of £800,000+ to save your church.

Please check in the church for fundraising events and we will keep you posted on the website of the events and our progress in the fundraising and renovation.  For further information please click here

As of the 31st March 2016, we are pleased to announce that the campaign total stands at £124,804.24

Foreign Coins  There is now a box for any unwanted foreign coins, gather them up and pop them in the box at the back of the church to help us raise even more money.
Ink/Mobile Phone Recycling  There is now an OfficeGreen box at the back of the church for any used ink cartridges or old mobile phones, just pop them in the box and help raise money for the Campaign as well as doing your bit for the environment.
Hearts2Heart Clothing Recycling  Please remember that we are still collecting clothing, shoes, soft toys and bric-a-brac.  Just pop your bags into church and we will do the rest.  Now you can shop online and raise money for the Campaign.  With over 2,000 shops online, raising money is easy, simply register with 'easyfundraising' free of charge by following the above link and you will raise money automatically without any extra cost to you every time you shop online.  So register now and see your donations grow.  Don't forget to spread the word to family and friends and help boost our Campaign total.




Official Launch

The official launch of the 'Great Past, Greater Future' campaign will be Sunday 30th September 2012 starting with a Service of Thanksgiving at 11.30am to be followed by a Buffet Lunch

Shena writes..." Sir David Frost; celebrated for his clear sighted and pertinent communication of current affairs in this country and across the world has generously agreed to become Patron of our campaign.  We are very grateful for this public demonstration of his support.  Sir David is unable to attend the forthcoming public launch, however we look forward to warmly welcoming him to St Peter's at some future date."

Public Launch

After a frenzied few weeks of preparations, St Peter's was pleased to open it's doors to over 100 members of the congregation, and wider community, to celebrate the public launch of our campaign.

Unfortunately, our Patron, Sir David Frost OBE was unable to be with us, but Mr Chris Smith, Radio One Newsreader, former chorister, bellringer and son of our very own Mr Adrian Smith, was kind enough to step in, and did a wonderful job as our guest of honour.

The event comprised a short, informal service of thanksgiving, with addresses given by Rev'd Shena Bell, Mr Chris Smith and Cllr Sylvia Hughes - speaking on behalf of Cllr Mike Clements, Mayor of Raunds, who was unable to attend.  After the service, guests took advantage of the excellent refreshments, organised by Mrs Rita Chantrell and her team of helpers, and a glass of wine kindly donated by local businesses.  Tours of the church were available, and a range of material was on display giving further information about the campaign.

A star attraction of the launch, was the unveiling of the magnificent scale model of the church, made almost entirely of recycled materials, by a member of the congregation.  Complete in every detail, the model can be opened up to reveal the equally stunning interior, including pews, choir stalls and wall paintings.  The model is now on long-term display in the church, so if you didn't get a chance to see it, pop in and have look.

SunbeamerLittle Sunbeams have been busy again raising yet more money for the Save StSunbeams mums Peter's Campaign,some of the Sunbeam's mums and little sunbeamers did a collection in Asda and raised £113.36.  Many thanks for your time and efforts girls!!





Little Sunbeams are collecting DVD's and CD's (must be originals with original paper insets) for recycling - see the boxes at the back of the church or talk to Pat Alderman.

They are also collecting good quality clean clothes, household linens, shoes and soft toys for recycling - if you are able to donate anything, just pop it along to the church.

Ink Cartridge/Mobile Phone Recycling

We are collecting ink cartridges and toner cartridges as well as mobile phones for recycling.  There's a big Office Green box in the church so just pop your used cartridges or old mobile phones in for recycling.

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