In common with some other Churches in the Diocese, we have unfortunately suffered 3 attacks of vandalism over the last few weeks. This has resulted in broken floodlights and broken stained glass and ordinary windows. As there were 3 separate incidents, we will have to pay 3 excesses on our insurance claims and, as we want to do our best to ensure that these attacks do not recur in the future, the Church Council has decided that a CCTV system should be installed.
Whilst we are at present uncertain of the cost of that installation, we know that we will be talking about thousands of pounds. St Mary Oatlands is a Church which, amongst other things, seeks to serve the local community and we are therefore very keen to keep our buildings in good order.
If you would like to help us in that aim, please consider making a donation, however small, via our JustGiving account
Thanks to everybody who has already donated and to those who may do so in the future.