Our CrossRoads Appeal


St Paul's Church, Heaton Moor wishes to thank all who so generously contributed to our CrossRoads Appeal to restore the Church Tower.

Commencing autumn 2013, St Paul's needed to raise £51,500 before April 2014 in order to be assured of funding from English Heritage.
Many thought we would not succeed. We also had doubts.

We were reliant on the goodwill and generosity of our supporters.
But we were not sure who exactly they were and how much they could give......Christmas was approaching and the recession not yet over.

But the response from the community of Heaton Moor and beyond has been simply amazing!
Not only have we achieved our target of £51,500, we have also forged new links with so many people in the Heatons.

To all of you.......to traders, community groups, businesses, families and individuals, a heartfelt thank you for your confidence in the future of the Church of St Paul on Heaton Moor Road.
Your generosity has been overwhelming. Many people told us that St Paul's had been an important presence at some point in their lives. They wanted to be sure that the church would continue to be there for others. Support came from so many surprising corners and places, including donations from Heatonians resident overseas.

Thanks to every single one of you, we arranged with English Heritage for the required restoration work to start in July 2014. We anticipated that this would take some 4 months and we managed to keep disruption to the minimum.

And as for the future, our work is only just beginning. . . .
You have reached out to support us and now we shall, in kind, respond to the spirited community of Heaton Moor.

May the presence of St Paul's Church continue to grow ........and may there be more surprises to come !