Extension: the story so far

plan of church with proposed extension to the north
logo: St Botolph's Church, Burton Hastings with Stretton Baskerville

This site gives an update of progress towards the proposed extension of St Botolph's church Burton Hastings. It will be used to give a little more detail than the limited twitter stream.

In addition there are links on how to give and to St Botolph's JustGiving page.

December 2019 Appeal

This is the appeal letter (PDF) - web version.

What's happening

What we've done so far includes getting a Faculty for the extension.

We can't go any further as we have insufficient funds. So we're:

  • Applying for funding to fundholders.
  • Opening Appeals both in church and online.
  • Holding several events.


What we need

December 2019

We have recently received more grants, promises and donations.

We now need just over £8,000.

Nearly there...

30 September 2019 - update

Many applications have been made to funding bodies. Burton Hastings PCC’s application to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme was successful. Following an application just before last Christmas, the PCC received a wonderful gift from the Garfield Weston Foundation, a family-founded grant making Trust. Since then we have been successful in receiving positive responses from Beatrice Laing Trust, Laslett’s Charities and Allchurches Trust and this month from Bernard Sunley Foundation and the Diocese of Coventry 's Church Improvements Fund. We’ve also received many generous donations, promises and legacies from local people.

In January 2019, based on estimates, we were nearly in reach of our extension target. Shortly after, we decided to go to tender. However, we have been disappointed as the figures that we received were much higher than anticipated.

We continue to apply to grant holders and relevant charities for funds; recently two more have been sent.