Fix-The-Brix £10,000 Appeal

We have recently launched an appeal to raise £10,000 to fund the urgent repair to our Church brickwork.

You may be visiting our Church website to find out more details about the work, or perhaps even to donate to Fix-The-Brix!

So, what’s it all about?

Every 5 years under the Inspection of Churches Measure 1955, we are required to undertake a detailed Report by a qualified architect on the fabric of Christ Church. The current report includes, alongside other ongoing work, the requirement for us to repair the pointing between the brickwork that has unacceptably deteriorated.

Repointing is the process of renewing the pointing, which is the external part of mortar joints, in brickwork. If the mortar crumbles or contains a void, then water can get in causing considerable damage. Our church is over 150 years old and we hope to keep it going for another 150 years for future generations to enjoy.

Overall the cost of the work, including architect’s fees, is expected to be around £10,000.

We are a small church community and each year we raise funds for the day to day running of services, activities and maintenance of the church and parish centre. We are seeking the support of our neighbours and friends in Ottershaw and surrounds to help finance this important repointing work.

The work is planned to take place after Easter 2019, so watch out for scaffolding going up after this date.

Please download our Fix The Brix leaflet for more information.

How can I donate?

- direct into our Church bank account, CAF Bank A/c Ottershaw Church 00032354 sort code 40-52-40

- by cash/cheque, send direct to our treasurer Roger Pashley, Christ Church Hon. Treasurer, FIX-THE-BRIX Appeal, 137A Brox Road, Ottershaw, KT16 0LG. Cheques made payable to Ottershaw Church

- or online via our fundraising page please click here

If you are able to gift aid your bank transfer or cash/cheque donation then please also return the gift aid form, found in our appeal leaflet to our treasure: Roger Pashley, Christ Church Hon. Treasurer, FIX-THE-BRIX Appeal, 137A Brox Road, Ottershaw, KT16 0LG. Donations online will have the gift aid option included.

I’d like to help with fundraising for the appeal, who should I contact?

All help is gratefully received and appreciated. Please contact:

Rachel Masters

Monica Hall