Fund Raising - Restoration Fund
Our chapel building is now over 120 years old and our surveyor identified the need for restoration work to preserve the building for future generations. The building is listed by Dudley MBC as one of local historical importance and as such the work has to be undertaken by a specialist conservator, this means that whilst Bethel has to incur extra costs due to the exacting standards insisted upon by the local conservation officer we are not able to access the funding that is available for listed buildings.
Therefore, we are always looking for ways to raise the funds for the ongoing work that is needed.
We have worked hard on various fund-raising projects, such as applying for grants and donations, car boot sales, recycling mobile phones, eBay sales, auctions, Silent Auctions and a sponsored 17k walk from Kinver Lock to Stourport Canal Basin.
The initial three phases of the Restoration Project were completed by Malvern House Restoration.
Now we have the chapel building so beautiful, we want to ensure that it remains that way. We have designed and instituted a maintenance plan which has been adapted from one suggested by ‘Faith in Maintenance’. This was a scheme run specifically for churches by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, funded by a Heritage Lottery grant which was designed to encourage and teach churches as to how simple routine tasks carried out on a regular basis can help avoid big expensive repair bills later.
Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so at any time
Cheques can be made payable to ‘Bethel Chapel’ and addressed to
Hill Street, Wollescote, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 8TL
Online payments can be made using the 'Donate Now' button below to donate via Give as you Live, which is free to use and all donations come directly to Bethel.