Church Table – please help us to fund it!

Church Table – Please help us to fund it!

We are looking to crowdfund the remaining money owed to Dan Austin, the artist behind this incredible, much admired and loved table, which he is letting us have at a very reduced rate. Please chip in and help! We need £1750 to pay the balance of what is owed. 

St Mary’s has used this table for a year now, and it works wonderfully – it’s literally part of the furniture!

It is a table that is completely unique, inlaid with wood sourced from all around the world by Revd Neil and Dan. It was 5 years in the making and we have had it for a year. It even featured as our Christmas postcard in 2021.

Did you know? Dan Austin has been supporting mission and ministry at St Mary’s since Revd Neil’s arrival here in 2007. This includes mission in Uganda, setting the bike race in 2010. He is the artist who created the St Mary’s painting at the back of the narthex, and designed many years of Parishioner Magazine covers. He has also been extremely generous with his time and talents providing us with postcards at Christmas and Easter.

Please donate today! We have given ourselves a deadline to pay for the table by the end of August.

You can donate online, donate cash or cheque in a labelled envelope at church, or send a bank transfer with “Table” as the reference.

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Thank you, and bless you for your support. Do come and enjoy communion with us at the table on Sunday.

Neil on behalf of the PCC

Please note – In the unlikely event that we are unable to raise enough to fund the table, we will use any funds raised to plant trees in Uganda instead, via the AWU projects we support. If we raise more than we need,  any excess will likewise go to Uganda tree planting to grow the next table!