for our community, our building and the wider world
Why are we fundraising?
We are situated in the old Garrison Church of St. Alban that served the local barracks from the middle of the 19th Century until 1970. After the Diocese bought the church and remodelled it, it was reconsecrated as All Saints church on All Saints Day in 1976. Over 40 years on, the building now requires major repair and updating.
What repairs need to take place?
We are on a five year mission over two stages:
Stage One: to replace the roof and repair the exterior walls of the church
Stage Two: to update the internal spaces of the building
Why is All Saints important for the community?
The building provides a worship space for a regular and committed church congregation. It is also a vital community space for multiple charities and community groups including Canterbury Food Bank, Rainbows and Brownies, the Canterbury Operatic Society, Mustard Seed Singers, Porchlight Social Club and the Catching Lives Night Shelter. There are many more local groups and small businesses which are listed here.
This year we have decided to twin the four toilets at All Saints with toilets across the world. We have twinned our toilets with ones in the following countries:
You can find out more about the charity here: https://www.toilettwinning.org/