So many groups use, or want to use, both these beautiful old churches but the current facilities are not appropriate for modern day standards. People cannot visit Hampton Poyle for any period of time without toilet facilities so we can’t run many events in this much-loved gem. St Mary’s Kidlington hosts so many larger scale events and services as well as children’s and adult midweek groups. The hall facilities really need upgrading and making accessible so that we can continue to serve local people. And nothing can happen without a solid roof!
We have three building projects linked to our Kidlington and Hampton Poyle 800 celebrations:
- a top quality accessible community hall, with office, meeting room, and modern facilities behind St Mary’s Kidlington
- a water-tight roof for St Mary’s Kidlington
- an (accessible) toilet and servery for St Mary’s Hampton Poyle.
Proceeds from the events of our celebration years are for the Kidlington and Hampton Poyle 800 Projects Fund which will go towards the costs of all three projects. Fund raising will continue for some time and all contributions or supportive events are most welcome.