St Mary’s has welcomed visitors, worshippers and pilgrims for hundreds of years. To make our welcome better for the 21st century and beyond, we are undertaking building and heating projects that will respect St Mary’s amazing heritage whilst providing facilities that are appropriate for modern lives.
We’ve already upgraded the heating in the church, provided designated spaces for wheelchair users in the nave and provided additional space and more flexible seating around the font.
We are now working on the later phases of the Buildings Project which will involve:
- Creating a servery designed for providing hot drinks and other refreshments so we can offer better hospitality at regular services and special events;
- Providing a discreet toilet at the back of the church, with disabled access;
- Relocating and restoring the tomb of Thomas Audley to make this significant historical feature more accessible to visitors.
We want St Mary’s to flourish in its important role as the parish church for the town of Saffron Walden: to be at the heart of community life and to be an attractive place for visitors, too.
Support our project
To realise this vision, we need to raise £500 000. Thank you for your generosity. We have submitted a number of grant applications and will continue to organise a number of fund raising events. Please support these events and give generously. To make a donation please use one of the yellow envelopes from the pews and mark it ‘Building Fund’ and place it in the blue safe at the west door, or click the donate button on the right..
Contact us to learn more, or to discuss how you can help.
If you are a UK taxpayer, we can also claim Gift Aid of 25p in every £1 you donate, whether as a single gift or by standing order.