Access for All

Access for All

This project will create a path which will open up the churchyard so

  • People with walking aids, bikes, baby buggies and tired toddlers can park safely off road to visit the new annex with its café and meeting area, toilets and level entrance into St Wilfrid’s
  • People wanting quiet comfort and renewal can relax amongst the trees, flowers and birds in our churchyard, perhaps exploring the prayer trail or even becoming a volunteer gardener
  • Young people and their families can enjoy activities at the Scout hut and campsite – appreciating the joys of nature by the Bridgewater Canal, in this secluded haven  


What we plan to do

This path will have a gentle incline, then will be flat through to the courtyard by the new annex, round the church tower and out onto Church Lane.  It will be smoothly surfaced and well drained, with lighting for the dark evenings when people want to go to meetings or events at St Wilfrid’s or the Scouts. 

We want to make the most of our Churchyard “God’s Little Acre”.  It is a precious stretch of greenery, which holds so many Grappenhall memories.  Carefully sited native trees can increase the range of habitats, increasing the range of biodiversity.  Bird boxes, feeders and watering stations will provide hours of fascination. Flowering plants can flourish undisturbed

The muddy, bumpy church track will be drained and resurfaced.  We will make the “rough places plain”.

Grappenhall Conservation Area will have a new attractive walkway for people who want to enjoy wildlife, find out more about their heritage or meditate quietly in what is still an English Country Churchyard.   

Why Now?

We want to construct this as soon as possible once the annexe is completed.  This can be your way of ensuring that St Wilfrid's  meets the needs of current and future generations, your way  of making your contribution to the evolving heritage of Grappenhall.

You can donate from this site using your bank debit card or credit card or bank transfer. 
Just click on the church icon







A donation by Bank Transfer is also welcome. Please send to Account number 97914460, Sort Code 01-09-17 and quote 'Annex'.

If you prefer to use a cheque please make it out to St Wilfrid’s Church, Grappenhall and send it to  Appeal, St Wilfrid’s Church, Grappenhall, WA4 3EP .  UK Taxpayers, you can add an extra 25% to the value of your donation by completing a Gift Aid declaration.