Hatfield Church Building Trust
WHY WAS THE TRUST FORMED?
The Building Trust was formed on 15 January 1997 to raise money for the maintenance of the fabric of the building and to involve people in the community in the provision of the necessary funds to do this work.
The Trust Deed states that it exists for the following charitable purposes:-
1. " For the restoration, preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement and reconstruction of the Church of Hatfield St Lawrence and of the monuments, fittings, fixtures, stained glass, ornaments and chattels in the Church and of the churchyard belonging to the Church ".
2. "To preserve, repair, maintain, improve and reconstruct the Church as a building of historical and architectural value".
3. " The Trustees shall have the power to make known to the public the existence of the church and its features of special interest by publishing books, pamphlets and postcards or in any other appropriate manner. "
The Trust operates in the following manner:-
"The Trustees may:-
a. If requested by the Parochial Church Council and,
b. If they agree that the work is necessary and suitable for the expenditure of Trust Funds make grants of sums of money to the Parochial Church Council to enable specific works to be carried out on the Church building provided that it will be a condition of any grants that the Parochial Council obtain proper architects advice, all necessary faculties and make planning applications for consent under by-laws or building regulations and other like applications. "
WHO ARE THE TRUSTEES?
The Trust Deed states that there should be three Trustees - two from the Parochial Church Council and one from the elected members of the Hatfield Town Council.
The present Trustees are:-
Vera Liddle. Member of Parochial Church Council
Catherine Watson JP. Member of Parochial Church Council
Eddie Durdy. Hatfield Town Councillor
WHAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED SO FAR?
1. Co -funding of the installation of the disabled toilet and kitchenette.
2. Guard rails round the boiler house door outside the Church.
3. Ironwork rails for the new stone steps into the side Chapel.
4. Co funding with Hatfield Town Council of the maintenance of the clock.
5. Co funding of the window guards.
6. Woodworm survey of pews and floor.
7. Electrical maintenance.
8. Renovation and restoration of the stone flooring.
1. Renovation and restoration of the stone Walling.
Funds are raised by the Friends of the Building Trust, the fund raising arm of the Trust, and by the Trustees by holding:-
Open Gardens Weekends
More information about fund raising can be found on "The Friends" of HCBT page.