St Philip & St James Church, Alderley Edge

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The much loved Parish Church of Alderley Edge was built in 1853, with the spire and south aisle added few years later. It has been awarded Grade 2* status and is a prominent landmark in the village.

Every five years the church is inspected and the last time this was done it was found that the Victorian ironwork in the spire had rusted, causing cracking to the stone work. The affected metal and damaged stone urgently need to be replaced. This is a complex process, requiring careful structural planning.

The revised cost to carry out these works and  re-organise inside the back of the Church is £415,000. A daunting amount of money. But once the work is done the church will not only have a fully restored spire. It will also have a new disabled loo, a refreshment station and a permanent historical display.

The church has already raised £83,000 through various fund raising events. Just before Christmas they heard that they had also been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding. But that still leaves them £44,000 short of the total money they need.

If we can sell all of the four Limited Edition Great Brunel Railway Company posters then we will be able to contribute £3,000 to that £44,000 shortfall.

So that’s our target. Please help us achieve it – by buying one of our four Limited Edition posters of Alderley Edge. Each one purchased will allow us to contribute £10 to the church’s restoration fund…..