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Concordia Chamber Choir

The London-based Concordia Chamber Choir, under the musical direction of Dan Ludford-Thomas, returned to St Michael’s on Sunday, 20th May 2018, with music by Debussy, Gibbons, Poulence, Rossini and Stravinsky. It was a glorious evening of wonderful music followed by drinks in Amberley House garden, overlooking the Wild Brooks on a lovely warm evening. Thank…

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A Taste of Scotland

A taste of Scotland

A Burns Night celebration in Amberley raised almost £1,400 for the ACTnow Church Tower Appeal on 26 January.  Over 60 people tucked into the traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties in the Church Hall. The haggis was addressed by our resident Scot, Ian Galbraith, and there was a toast “To the Lassies” by Jay…

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A Sussex Christmas

Cotillion - events at St Michael's Amberley

We are delighted to welcome Cotillion back, to perform A Sussex Christmas – songs, poetry and readings in the Amberley Church Hall on Friday, 8 December, at 7.30 pm. Tickets at £10, including a glass of wine, are now available at Amberley Village Stores, from the Galbraiths, Simon’s Lee, or from the Toynbees, Brooklands, or…

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Grant from Headley Trust

St Michael's Amberley

We are delighted to have been awarded a grant of £5,000 from the Headley Trust, towards the major repairs to the tower fabric including timber and masonry repair, reopening of sealed windows and repair of the roof. With recent income from events and donations, this takes us to over £62,000 raised so far toward our target.

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Wagner, Hitler and the Jews

St Michael's Amberley

Many thanks to Michael Hartnall for his extremely entertaining and informative talk on Wagner, Hitler and the Jews on 10 November. It was a highly professional presentation using still images, film and high quality sound. We were privileged to have such a knowledgeable speaker help us with our ACTnow–Amberley Church Tower appeal. A huge thanks…

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Grant from Sussex Historic Churches Trust

St Michael's Amberley

We are delighted to announce the award of a grant for £10,000 from the Sussex Historic Churches Trust towards the cost of the work to be done on St Michael’s.  With the money raised by our fundraising events and the first part of our Heritage Lottery Fund award, we have now raised over £54,000 towards…

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Amberley Sculpture Gardens 2017

St Michael Amberley - Sculpture 2017

The Sculpture Gardens event on 10 June was a great success.  The weather was perfect; the gardens were in beautiful condition; the sculptures were exhibited to great advantage; the musicians added greatly to the experience.  Over 400 people visited, and there were sales of artists’ works in each of the five gardens.  The event raised…

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Heritage Lottery Fund Award

Heritage Lottery fund - Amberley st Michael

The ACTnow St Michael’s Church Tower Appeal committee is delighted to announce that it has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for essential repairs to the church tower. HLF grants are awarded in two phases: a Development Phase, which in our case includes further preparatory and investigative work before the main works…

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All Our Yesterdays

Local historian Bob Hutchinson and Janet Kelly gave two brilliant talks about the history of Amberley on 4 November and 2 December: Amberley People in the Past and The Changing Face of Amberley.  The first talk concentrated on the people of the village, and the second on the village itself.  Bob and Janet offered a wonderful double…

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ACTnow fundraising – update

Much effort, primarily by Jeff Feakins, during autumn 2016 went into preparing a submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major grant towards the total amount needed for the works on the Church tower. We have applied for a total grant of £150,000. We expect to know the result of our application in early…

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