Laverstoke with Freefolk is a wonderful place to live. It has attractive buildings, beautiful countryside and enjoyable social and sporting activities.
One of the most important institutions of our community is the village church. It’s a place where local people can come to worship, as well as for baptisms, weddings, funerals and the major festivals of the church.
St Mary the Virgin and its beautifully maintained churchyard, in associate with St Nicholas church across the road (owned by the Churches Conservation Trust), are there for people as a peaceful haven in times of trouble. Some come to say goodbye to loved ones, others to reflect or pray.
Alternatively the spring flowers that surround the church building offer a place to wander and pause from the stresses of modern life.
Whatever the reason, many of us have a soft spot for our Village Church and want to play a part in passing our Church Building on to future generations in the way it was passed to us.
The spire on the church has recently had to be re-shingled due to the damage caused by woodpeckers. A huge fundraising campaign took place along with generous individual and charitable donations which raised approximately £85,000 for the works to be carried out.
We have started a Laverstoke Church Heritage Fund (LCHF) under the control of Laverstoke PCC. The church is in constant need of maintenance and any monies paid to this fund will be spent exclusively on the fabric of the church.
There are several ways you can help us:-
Give a regular amount to the LCHF by standing order by completing a form which you can download here.
Make a one off donation:
a) By cheque payable to ‘Laverstoke PCC’ and sent to the Treasurer Julian Sheffield, Spring Pond, Laverstoke Whitchurch, RG28 7PD
b) Online by bank transfer to Laverstoke PCC, sort code: 60-01-17, Account No 73170011 quoting reference LCHF.
c) We also have a page on the BT My Donate website, please follow this link to make a donation:-
If you are a tax payer and are able to complete the Gift Aid Form your donation will be boosted by 25%.
Whichever way you choose, you will be playing your part in ensuring our village church will survive for future generations.
Thank you for your support.