Dorothy Winter, the Secretary to the Parochial Church Council (PCC), explained how Hedon’s historic St Augustine’s Church had been seriously neglected during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries which meant that fundraising for restoration and maintenance work now had to be an ongoing feature of church life. The church’s architect has estimated that the next round of necessary work on St Augustine’s will cost around £150,000.
One of the key ways that the church communicates with residents, visitors and potential funders is through its Guide Booklets and Restoration Brochures. In particular the Restoration Brochure, which was last published in 2004 (pictured above), explains the historic significance of St Augustine’s and the need to preserve the building for future generations. However, that Brochure is now out of date and in short supply.
The PCC aims to publish a new well illustrated Church Guide book which will contain no names, or contact information to render it out of date. It has approached Hedon Town Council for help with the costs of the publication.
The Hedon Town Council will discuss this appeal at a future meeting.