ABOUT THE PROJECT
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.
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You can show your support by making any pledge over £25 and have your name on our supporter notice inside the building and also on our website. Or you can have a specific plaque on a limited number of original St Day bricks or to be a sole supporter for one of the ten replacement windows:
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.