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We’re fixing the holes where the rain gets in” – to misquote the Beatles Song


The Spire of our church is covered in 1000’s of timber shingles. These shingles have been severely damaged by parakeets and patching the holes in the old shingles, which we did in 2007, is no longer feasible. Work has started to replace all the shingles at a cost of £100,000.

The Spire, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, has enhanced the Shirley landscape since 1854 and you now have an opportunity to be a part of our church history.

Here is a shingle.

As you can see the current state of the spire is not at all good.

Please complete this form to sponsor a shingle.

For a minimum donation of £5 you can have your name handwritten on a label attached to the back of a shingle. You can of course give more if you wish!

The amount of space for handwritten text is limited, we suggest things like

Examples of  text…..

  • James Jones, Oct 2019   
  • In loving memory of Serena Smith, died 2 March 1978
  • Mr and Mrs Patel, married 17 October 2016
  • Amelia baptised 7 June 2019, Love from the Mitchell family

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION AND SUPPORTING OUR SPIRE APPEAL

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Words to be written on the label attached to the back of the shingle
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