One beautiful building.
Countless possible uses.

Charity registration number: 1142012

Situated in the heart of the village of Bletchingley (Surrey) is St Mary’s – a busy Church with a growing congregation. The community have used the facilities of Church House (which is adjacent to the Church) for over 100 years but the building is now ‘at risk’. This unique ‘Arts and Crafts style’ property in the centre of a conservation area is steeped in history and is now in desperate need of modification.Church House has stood for over a century but now needs to conform to modern standards. The property is used by the whole community – not just by the church congregation – and it is felt that every visitor should feel safe, warm and welcome whilst using the building.



                   (These funds include listed shares which change in value daily –  this total is at 01/12/13)


This fundraising project will raise money to carry out the essential redevelopment that has now become so urgent. The redeveloped Church House will provide a number of new or much improved facilities for the 21st century including:

 Complying with all health & safety legislation
 Creating access at ground level
 Falling in line with disability regulations
 Introducing a lift to access all floors
 Improving kitchen & toilet facilities
 Completing total refurbishment & redevelopment
 Creating new rooms for functions & meetings
 Creating space for parochial facilities & village archives
 Creating more space for every user

The plan is to increase the reach into the community by offering a more ‘user friendly’ building, giving people a much improved ‘place to go’. Currently the building is used by The Village Youth Club, Sunday Clubs, After-School Clubs, Church and community groups and “The Ark” for mothers and babies. The potential usage is almost limitless.


Currently, the toilet facilities for wheelchair users is far from ideal and only available for special events.

And for those who haven’t seen just how bad it is inside – have a look at this video: