St Day Old Church Restoration Appeal

by St Day Old Church in St. Day, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £1,110

raised so far



Before we can reopen the Old Church to the public, some essential repairs are needed to the windows along with some internal works

by St Day Old Church in St. Day, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 19th October 2019 we'd raised £1,075 with 33 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.


St Day Holy Trinity (Old Church) has begun an exciting new future in the ownership of the St Day Old Church Community Interest Company (CIC), which has been formed to conserve the fabric of the building and develop its use as a heritage, education and arts venue benefiting the Cornish community – both local and worldwide. As well as providing a wonderful outdoor space for the local community to come together for events and enjoy their heritage, St Day Old Church, sited in the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, celebrates its ties with the Cornish diaspora and regularly welcomes visitors whose ancestors called St Day their home.

This evocative ruined building, once likened by poet Sir John Betjeman to “an ecclesiastical toy fort”, offers a unique sense of place:

~ A much-loved focus for family memories and history.

~ An inspiring atmospheric space for writers, artists and performers. 

~ An engaging place of discovery and imagination for educational groups.

~ A romantic gothic venue for celebrations.

~ A tranquil setting for reflection.

Later in 2019 we will begin a massive restoration project to replace the windows, repair the lintels, rebuild the vestry, change the entrance, add in electricity and toilets. All of this work will enable the Old Church to be open to the public for various performances and other public events

This is a great opportunity to contribute to making this happen and for you to have your involvement and support marked in various ways as outlined in the pledges.

Please follow us on facebook, share this Appeal and help if you can. 

You can show your support by making any donation of £25 or over and have your name on our supporter notice inside the building and also on our website. Or you can be a sole supporter for one of the ten replacement windows by making a donation of £250.


80% of this Crowdfunder Appeal will be used towards renovations. We have other grants confirmed and awaiting confirmation to ensure that the work can go ahead; this Appeal is to enable members of the public to show their support, get involved and help with the environmental initiatives outlined above. 

The remaining 20% will be used towards community engagement, activities and performance.

Thank you. 


This project offered rewards

£25 or more

Your name on our supporters board & website

There will be a "supporters board" on display in the Old Church for everyone who makes a pledge of £25 or more. Your name will also appear on our Supporters page on our website

£100 or more

Single brick with name and a special message

We have a limited number of original "St Day" bricks which we will incorporate into the new entrance or in the restoration of the Vestry (which will be used as a performance changing room). We will engrave a brass plaque with a name and special message (upto 160 characters) which we will attach to the brick

£250 or more

Sole sponsorship of a new window

We will be installing 10 new windows. These are being hand made to the exact specification of the original windows that are no longer there. We will create a brass plaque which will be engraved with your name and will be on display inside the building

£500 or more

Information board at the entrance / parking area

At the entrance to the churchyard, there are two information boards. St Day Old Church has permission to erect a new board alongside these two boards to display information about the project and upcoming events

Show your support

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