News about the Project

We have now been granted full permission to do the work by both Warrington Borough Council and the Church of England

The detailed design work and investigations are completed.  These show exactly what is required in terms of the structure to support the annexe, to avoid putting a stress on the ancient stonework. Grant applications are being made to supplement the fund raising efforts of Grappenhall people.  This project will benefit the whole community.  Letters of Support have been recieved from many people to underpin the financial support.

Cheshire Community Foundation have very kindly offered us a £10,000 grant.  We have used it to purchase furniture, catering and audio visual equipment that will be needed in the new annexe but which we can and are using right now.  So thank you very much Cheshire Community Foundation.

Garfield Weston Foundation have generously pledged £25,000 towards our project to build an annexe.  Garfield Weston Foundation is a generous supporter of charities working in the arts, community, education, environment, faith, health, museums and heritage, welfare and youth.  They also very kindly donated towards the Bells Project in 2017. 

Allchurches Trust, who are funded by St Wilfrid’s insurer, Ecclesiastical Insurance, has awarded £10,500 from their small grants fund to our Church Annexe project.  They have also awarded £7,400 from their Growing Lives fund to help children and young people make good use of the Annexe. Allchurches Trust is one of the UK's largest grant-making charities and gave more than £16 million to churches, charities and communities in 2018.   

YOU CAN DONATE NOW using a credit or debit card, paypal or bank transfer from this website.  If you choose bank transfer or debit card you maximise the funds going to the charity. You can also  donate either directly into our bank account or by sending a cheque to St Wilfrid's Church Office, Church Lane, Grappenhall Warrington WA4 3EP. Don't forget to opt for Gift Aid - the tax man will add a further 25% to your donation.