Our church is central to life in Marsworth both as a building and as a place of worship. Of significant architectural and historical importance as a Grade 2* listed building, All Saints serves the local community with weekly Sunday services, baptisms, weddings and funerals. Increasingly the church is being used more widely as a social meeting place, as a concert venue and for school holiday Messy Mornings for children and their parents. Marsworth is also a specialist bell-ringing teaching tower and makes a significant contribution to maintaining the traditional English custom.
Although a successful major restorative project was carried out in 2014/15 with the help of a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant as well as others, a recent architectural review of the church fabric has shown more work remains to be done. More urgent examples of this work include:
Repair and conservation of ancient buildings such as All Saints is highly specialised and expensive and, whenever possible, we shall apply for grants to fund specific projects. However, All Saints will still have to raise substantial sums in the years ahead to maintain the church as the centrepiece of our village and this is where you can help us.
We shall continue to organise regular “Friends of All Saints” fund raising events and services and, as a potential Friend, there is the opportunity for you to take part if you wish to do so. Inevitably, though, it is unlikely that sufficient funds will be raised from these alone, despite the local support that is always given.
If you would like to become a Friend of All Saints Marsworth and make a contribution, however small, towards our fund raising then please fill in our Friends of All Saints Marsworth form, copies
of which are available in the church and the marquee or by email from firstname.lastname@example.org.