Fundraising for the Future

Fundraising for the Future
December 11, 2019 Allison Burke

ST PETER’S IS BEING DEVELOPED INTO AN EVEN MORE VIBRANT AND WELCOMING CULTURAL CENTRE FOR THE PEOPLE OF SUDBURY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.

St Peter’s, a medieval Grade I church, has been at the heart of Sudbury’s historic Market Hill for centuries. Although no longer used for regular worship, the building is still full of life, holding dozens of events, and welcoming thousands of visitors every year. However, with a leaking roof, inadequate kitchen, lack of toilet facilities and a growing repair bill the historic fabric of St Peter’s is deteriorating to a point where the long term use of the building is uncertain.

The church is Sudbury’s largest and most prominent cultural venue, located at the centre of this historic town. We face the possible loss of a place where the community can come together: where concerts are held, a space where local craft workers can display their wares at regular craft-fairs, local growers can bring produce to sell at the monthly farmers’ market and school children can learn and perform.

We aim to repair and regenerate St Peter’s as a thriving community hub that attracts new audiences through a diverse programme of activities and celebration of the site and town’s heritage but matched funding of £248,000 needs to be raised and we need your help to reach this ambitious goal.

WAYS TO DONATE

To make a donation please visit www.visitchurches.org.uk/appeal 

Alternatively, you can send a donation by cheque (made payable to The Churches Conservation Trust), or telephone 0800 206 1463.

Gifts of £500 or more will be acknowledged in St Peter’s and in our Annual Review if donors wish.

Your donation will enable us to:

  • Undertake urgent repair work to ensure the historic fabric is preserved.
  • Create a venue that meets the 21st century needs of Sudbury’s expanding community. Crucially this will involve ensuring that the venue is accessible for all.
  • Create new jobs and craft skills apprenticeships opening up employment opportunities in the heritage sector for students and job seekers.
  • Provide a wider programme to engage new audiences with heritage.

Thank you for your support for this appeal.


“In order to secure a £2.5 million grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund matched funding of £248,000 needs to be raised and we need your help to reach this ambitious goal.”