Godolphin Cross Chapel - Access for All

by The Old Chapel Godolphin Cross in Godolphin Cross, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th January 2020 we successfully raised £6,706 with 40 supporters in 42 days

3 years ago our village was dying; no shops/pub/facilities! We now own our Chapel but need accessible toilets so old and young can use it!

by The Old Chapel Godolphin Cross in Godolphin Cross, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we hit the top level of our target, we'll use any additional available monies to buy much needed equipment for the kitchen area, for youth club games equipment, for music and arts projects, and to put on more and better events for all in the village.

The refurbishment of The Old Chapel will enable the Godolphin Cross Community Association (GCCA) to provide services and opportunities for the community which will relieve many of the worst effects of rural isolation and loneliness. The GCCA has an opportunity to reverse the trend of "de - servicing" which has seen the village lose all of its commercial and recreational outlets in the last 15 years; in addition, locally valued heritage will be preserved, jobs created and hope restored.

By creating an accessible and inclusive community project in a high quality space, those experiencing loneliness or who are marginalised will be engaged in a way that has not been possible in the village in the recent past. 

In 2020, GCCA will

  • continue to offer three youth projects to 7 – 16 year olds, including one session with a focus on mental health and educational transition. 
  • carry on the regular services for all residents – the Post Office, Coffee Morning and WOW community lunch – but in a new building that will provide a more comfortable, safe and accessible venue for those with mobility problems, and for our wheelchair users.
  •  improve facilities so they can be enjoyed on a monthly basis by the Godolphin W.I. and by our resident Gardening, Craft and Heritage groups, operating alongside our Pilates, Yoga and Dance classes and our all - age Keep Fit sessions.

  • support the new Little Dolphins Toddlers' group aimed at mothers and babies in the village, providing play and development opportunities for children and health and social support for new parents. The addition of baby changing facilities in the new building programme will be especially welcomed by this group, and should significantly boost numbers and secure the service.
  • Families can also suffer, especially those Forces families who reside in the village (Godolphin Cross is just four miles from R.N.A.S. Culdrose), and who need to rely on a supportive place to live during stressful times and long-term postings.
  • Our popular live music and arts evenings will go up from 3 per annum to 6, enabling many more people to access live entertainment, and we hope to stage a first drama performance evening during 2020.
  • Perhaps the biggest challenge we see ahead concerns the care and inclusion of older people in their homes and their community; as the village population gets older and outside services become more rationed and more expensive, GCCA feel a sense of responsibility to play its part. A collective community response will be needed, and to do that we will need a secure and flexible base, well drilled volunteers, access to resources and influence, and the confidence to do what we think right. This Crowdfunding project will help put us in a good place from which we can set up such community services.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£60 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£60 Reward

Have your own party, with a full evening's use of the Old Chapel for your own special occasion or celebration, including our newly refurbished hall, soft furnished back room, plus kitchen and bar facilities if required (but you pay for your alcohol!)

£10 or more

6 of 50 claimed

£10 Reward

A unique, one - of - a - kind Old Chapel natural Jute Tote bag bearing the Chapel logo. At 300 mm. deep and wide, with a short loop handle, they're just right for our Farmers' Markets!

£20 or more

4 of 8 claimed

£20 Reward

A framed, signed print by artist Audrey Kellow, born at Greatwork, between Tregonning and Godolphin Hills and schooled in Godolphin and at the Chapel itself. The 20cm. x 20cm. prints feature local scenes including Greatwork, Godolphin Woods and local Engine Houses and are taken from oil paintings and a collage picture . This is unique, indigenous art from the heart of Cornwall.

£25 or more

1 of 12 claimed

£25 Reward

Two tickets and your own table at one of our V.I.P. WOW Community lunches in 2020, plus wine and personal service.

£30 or more

0 of 8 claimed

£30 Reward

A signed copy of "Godolphin", written and illustrated by Hilary Jean Gibson, artist - in - residence in 2010, including 60 unique drawings and 12 chapters of historical fact and imagined events, dedicated to the artisans who helped build and create the place and the image.

£40 or more

5 of 20 claimed

£40 Reward

Two adult, or one family ticket(s) for one of our future live Carn to Cove music events in The Old Chapel, plus a bottle of wine/soft drinks, as required

£75 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£75 Reward

A family group ticket for up to 12 people to enjoy a personal guided tour of one of four World Heritage Site Tin Mining areas in or around Godolphin Cross, led by local miner, author and expert Steve Polglase. History, Geology, Science, Folklore and natural life in one unforgettable session.

£100 or more

1 of 15 claimed

£100 Reward

Your name inscribed on a slate memorial record of the event and built into the refurbished Old - a record for all time!

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

Your name inscribed on a slate memorial tablet to be built into the Chapel PLUS all of the following; One unique Chapel bag; Two WOW lunch tickets inc. wine; Two tickets/one family ticket to a live Chapel concert (& wine); One free evening or 3 daytime sessions hire of the Old Chapel; One Guided Tour place

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