Save Grantham's Spire

If you’re reading this, then like me, you probably find it impossible to think of St Wulfram’s church without the top part of its spire.

The spire is a national landmark and a proud symbol for Grantham and its people. It has stood watch over the town for 700 years and previous generations have all had to make sure the church building is handed on in good repair.

Now it is our turn to do the same.

The top 40 feet of the spire has to be rebuilt now to prevent it falling down. We hope the repairs can begin early in 2014 and will be completed that Autumn. But this means that we only have the months between now and then to raise the £600,000 we need.

We may be fortunate with our applications for grants but even so, we will need to raise the balance ourselves. So, this is the start of our journey to secure the spire’s safety. Please help us to do this any way you can, whether by organising your own event, helping with one of ours or by donating: £600,000 is a lot of money but then it is a special spire. The ‘finest steeple in England’ according to acclaimed author and journalist, Simon Jenkins.

It’s my hope that we can ensure that future generations know our Church as it always has been.

For me, that would be beyond value.

Christopher Andrews, Rector

Forthcoming Events

7:30pm Sat 26th April
Ian and Celia Saddington present Hi-Notes In-Spire with songs from the shows
Walton Girls High School, Kitty Briggs Lane, Grantham.†In Aid of the Spire Appeal fund. The concert will include songs from the musicals - Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Hello Dolly, Mama Mia, Joseph, Miss Saigon etc.† tickets are now available from St Wulfram Parish Office, Church Street, Grantham, The Guildhall, St Peter's Hill Grantham NG31 6PZ and Liberty Rose Tearooms, Market Place Grantham NG31 6LP.† Ticket Price £7.50 inc refreshments and Prize Draw. There is ample parking at Walton girls High School.† Contact j.mason759@talktalk.net for further information.
11:00am Tue 29th April
GADDFAS present Pomp & Circumstance
Royal Ceremonies from Coronations to Jubilees,†a fascinating lecture given by Chloe Cockerill† MBE MA,to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II in the Guildhall Theatre, tickets £7† available from GADDFAS or Jean Parker 01476 562204. In association with the Spire Appeal.† Contact jean.parker8@btinternet.com
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12:00pm Sat 17th May
Open Garden at Belvoir Lodge
by kind permission of Francis, Dowager Duchess of Rutland.† 12noon to 4.00pm.† In aid of the spire appeal. Further details to follow

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Save our Spire Lottery

The St Wulfram's Spire Lottery

At the lottery draw on Sunday February 9th 2014, the winners were,  M. Davis (£169), Jo Green (£118.30) and D. Lawrence (£50.70.)  Membership forms for future draws of the Lottery are readily available at St Wulfram's Church or email david.valerie@talktalk.net  Thank you.

Download Spire Lottery Accounts for 2013