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Will you help us equip this important church
for its future ministry?
of St. Peter's Chantilly, France
(Anglican ministry begun by ICS in 1841; built 1865; architect Thomas
Fraser Duff; project estimate €515,000 plus fees and insurance
As part of a long-established Anglophone community living north
of Paris, St. Peter's attracts a typical Sunday congregation of
some sixty adults and thirty under-16s.Due
to the position of the church and local soil conditions, damp has
over time caused significant damage to the walls and floor, necessitating
major repair work including the replacement of the floor, and preventative
work to avoid future problems.
A phased programme of works is planned to
1. improve drainage and ventilation (€60,000)
2. repair and renovate the roof (€55,000)
3. install a membrane under and replace the church floor, install
disabled access to comply with current law, and utilise the opportunity
to rewire, replace the sound and heating systems and redecorate
4. restore and landscape the church grounds after the laying of
new drainage, repoint and repair the boundary walls, and repair
the railings (€100,000)
5. repair stonework and repair and repaint the exterior wood and
metal work (€80,000).
Costings are initial architect's estimates and, as in all such projects,
will be subject to tendering. The church is located in a conservation
area so works will be required to conform to the applicable (stricter)
building regulations. This church is a historic building and support
of this programme of works will restore it to a high standard, equip
it for future ministry, and provide a more attractive venue for
concerts and events for the Anglophone and Francophone communities
(as the church and adjacent hall are used for a variety of community,
recreational and educational events such as courses on marriage).
The church has formed a project and fundraising committee, is receiving
donations from both the Christian and local communities, and so
has raised €63,000 to date.
St Peter's Church - Campaign Video Clip
St Peter's Church - Campaign Video Clip (French)
Your gift would
be a great encouragement: just send in your donation made out to
'Intercontinental Church Society' and in a covering note express
the wish that ICS uses your gift towards the building project at
this church, or call us with your credit or debit card to hand.
You can also donate online
- just select for example 'Chantilly - building project' from the
drop down menu - but transaction
fees will be deducted from your gift so it is usually more cost-efficient
to call us to make a credit card donation. Please also consider
making an additional gift to ICS's general fund for the benefit
of our wider work.
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