Friends of the Church
BURTON DASSETT RESTORATION COMMITTEE
was originally set up to undertake the task of uncovering and preserving the medieval wall paintings in All Saints' Church. The final stages of this work were completed in 2009 when the wall paintings were stabilised and the Church re-decorated internally using a traditional limewash.
Since then the Committee has continued to hold regular fund raising events in order to help the PCC with essential and costly maintenance work, which on a building of this size and age is an ongoing process.
JOIN THE RESTORATION COMMITTEE
If you are interested in helping us to preserve this beautiful ancient Church for future generations to enjoy, or you would like further information about the Restoration Committee, please contact either:
at or Tel: 01295 680309;
ALL SAINTS CHURCH, BURTON DASSETT, SERVERY AND TOILET FACILITIES
All Saints’ Church is a very popular venue and is used regularly for concerts, weddings, christenings, funerals and a variety of church social and community events. The church is the largest church within the Dassett Magna group of parishes. The group consists of 4 rural parishes with small fixed pew churches which greatly restricts the format and size of services and events held in them. The size and open format of All Saints’ church makes it an ideal venue for all large Church group gatherings and celebrations.
Until recently it lacked toilet and servery facilities. These facilities can help churches to survive and the lack of such facilities is increasingly found to be putting people off from attending church services and events. we are very pleased to say that in the summer of 2019 we installed a lovely purpose built very, functional servery. it was first used for our August Bank holiday Teas and Craft.
If you are interested in helping financially
to support this project and the upkeep and maintenance of this beautiful church...
The church is still fundraising to install toilet facilities through the church project “Toilets and Taps”.
Toilets allow churches to become more welcoming to worshippers, especially the elderly and those with young children. Servery facilities enable a wider hospitality through being able to offer refreshments. Both are essential for churches like All Saints’ wanting to increase use through hosting a variety of worship and local community events such as concerts. Without this accommodation the church is finding the holding of such events is becoming increasingly difficult.
The intended provision of facilities will mean that the whole of the Dassett Magna group will have an excellent venue - larger than any in the vaccinate, available for all the communities and geographically central to all - for fundraising, social and church events. The intended provision of facilities will not only serve the local parish and community but be used by, and help maintain the churches for, the 8 village communities the Dassett Magna Parishes serve.