The restoration of the East Window is so much more than a Church window or even a beautiful work of art. We want to raise the money to commission the artist to make us this window by making every part of his work a memorial to our loved ones and documented in a book that will serve as a permanent record for our future generations to visit.
The total project costs are £228,000
The Church Commissioners will fund £78,000
The Dean and Chapter of Salisbury Cathedral are responsible for most of the cost of upkeep of St Andrew’s Chapel.
Existing fundraising and pledges £52,000
Structural work and repairs £43,000
Glass and Artist £105,000
Memorial book and fundraising project £10,000
The fund-raising project will be administered by a small team comprising largely of volunteers and professionals who are giving their time at a hugely discounted rate.
Our vision for fundraising is to ensure that the window becomes a thing of value to the whole community. As a memorial, a piece of art and the snapshot of the people of Tisbury and surrounding communities within the Nadder Valley Benefice who made it possible.
Everyone who contributes to bring this fabulous window to Tisbury will be recorded in a leather-bound book which will be on permanent display in the church. We are inviting everyone in our community to be part of it - individuals, families - also clubs and societies, businesses and organisations.
There has been much interest in sponsoring a single tracery or even a whole lancet for a family commemoration. We have therefore calculated a suggested minimum donation for each of the traceries. These, together with general donations and fundraising activities gives us confidence that our total can be reached.
A donation of any amount, however, will be very gratefully received and will ensure that you and your loved ones' names are recorded.