St Michael's Church, Camberley

Friend's of St Michael's

St. Michaelís Church has been a place of worship in Camberley and Yorktown for over 150 years, but its survival for future generations is not guaranteed unless we act now to raise funds for the maintenance and preservation of this beautiful building. Over the next few years it is expected that we will need in the region of one million pounds for repairs to the spire and roof, and to develop the interior for use in the 21st century. We cannot do this alone.

By becoming a St. Michaelís Friend you will be helping to secure the future of this church as an historic building, to play a role in the lives of people living in the Camberley area, and to serve as a centre for Christian worship and service.

Generations have come to St Michael's to be married, to baptise their children, and to mourn their dead. Schoolchildren have sung and prayed, and the Royal British Legion have honoured the dead of two world wars. While we love this building and rejoice to use it for worship day by day and week by week, it is not the building that we would build today, if we were to start from scratch. We pay the ordinary running expenses, but we need the help of the wider community to maintain, repair and develop the building for the foreseeable future. The interior needs to be sensitively remodelled, so that we can better serve today's worshippers, and so that there is safe and easy access for those with disabilities. The stonework, especially in the spire, has been badly affected by erosion and acids in the environment. The roof, especially the extension put on in 1858, was built in a way that has encouraged decay, and needs to be renewed.

You can join St. Michaelís Friends for an annual minimum donation of £10 by printing and completing the application form by clicking here. As a Friend you will receive a regular newsletter and be invited to a range of events held throughout the year.

Thank you for any help you can give.

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